Professor Robert Dalrymple's Publication in National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine


Professor Robert Dalrymple is a co-author of a new report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, which discusses the future of the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Examining both short- and long-term changes to the Gulf due to subsidence and sea level rise, the committee developed a suggested research agenda for the Academies' $300 million Gulf Research Program focusing on three questions:

  • How will coastal landforms and coastal ecosystems along the Gulf Coast respond to rapidly changing conditions (both natural and human-induced), especially given the expectation for continued relative sea-level rise acceleration?
  • How will human settlement and economic activity along the Gulf Coast respond to evolving coastal landforms and ecosystems under rapidly changing conditions?
  • How can improved understanding of both near- and long-term evolution of the Gulf Coast's coupled natural-human system be applied to inform stakeholder decisions made at local, state, and regional levels?
  • How will the coupled system evolve when decision-making is updated as scientific understanding advances?

Professor Robert Dalrymple is a distinguished professor specializing in coastal engineering, water wave mechanics, fluid mechanics, littoral processes, and tidal inlets. Dalrymple joined the CEE faculty in September 2017.

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