Community Vulnerability Assessment
An integrated modelling framework was developed in order to investigate the efficacy and long term impact of differing restoration approaches within and around Jamaica Bay, NY. This framework couples a hydrodynamic model and a landscape evolution model to predict the response of the Bay to climate change over a 50 year time horizon. For each restoration approach, three metrics were assessed: the change in the landscape distribution; the change in the nuisance tidal flooding; and the change in the water quality within the Bay. No single restoration approach tested was able to meet all three metrics.