Hydrologic Profiles and Geospatial Trend Analysis Evaluating Recurrent Flooding at Coastal U.S. Air Force Installations
Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Christopher M. Chini, PhD
Military installations are exposed to numerous threats, including a changing climate and the risk of recurrent flooding. The four components of recurrent flooding are sea-level rise, tidal fluctuations, storm surges, and precipitation. This research analyzed 40 years of historical precipitation and tidal data at 17 coastal U.S. Air Force installations using indicators of both peak and threshold exceedances to identify long-term temporal trends in the hydrologic components that make up recurrent flood risk, establishing an installation’s “hydrologic profile” which can be used to better inform decision makers when evaluating portfolio-wide adaptation strategies and prioritization of long-term infrastructure investments.
DTIC Accession Number
Bechen, Dylan D., "Hydrologic Profiles and Geospatial Trend Analysis Evaluating Recurrent Flooding at Coastal U.S. Air Force Installations" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 5403.