Modeling the Risk of Pipeline System Inundation Given Sea Level Rise
Track: Climate Change
Authors: john radke
Gas pipeline infrastructure often lies near the coast, potentially vulnerable to sea level rise (SLR) impacts. Using LiDAR data for California’s San Francisco and Sacramento regions, we build a data-rich DEM with surface buildings and integrate it into a hydrodynamic model, simulating a 100-year storm event with SLR. We show SLR above 1m critically inundates this infrastructure. Our work aids SLR mitigation planning and provides a rich database for SLR studies and management in the region.