Contributions to Coastal Sea Level Extremes: Understanding the Past and Projecting the Future

My research focuses on connecting coastal engineering and various science disciplines (e.g., oceanography, hydrology, meteorology, climatology) to better understand the vulnerability of coastal societies, built infrastructure, and fragile ecosystems under climate change conditions. I study changes in coastal sea levels (mean and extreme), ocean waves, and freshwater flows and the associated impacts to support the development of sustainable and resilient adaptation strategies.

My work under the NASA Sea Level Science Team mainly focusses on changes in the amplitude and phase of the seasonal mean sea level cycle along the coast, assessing changes in the storm surge climate (trends and variability), and developing statistical models to incorporate mutual dependencies between different sea level components into future projection (over decadal time scales).