New tool simulates climate change impact on Great Lakes shores

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This simulation shows high water levels at the Harbor Bay Power Plant in Michigan's thumb region. Source: http://coast.noaa.gov/llv/

This simulation shows high water levels at the Harbor Bay Power Plant in Michigan’s thumb region.
Source: http://coast.noaa.gov/llv/

A new computer tool is helping official planners and even just people who are interested in the Great Lakes actually see what varying water levels do to the shoreline.

The application was developed for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, by Doug Marcy. He’s a Coastal Hazards Specialist at NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management in Charleston, South Carolina.

Current State’s Melissa Benmark speaks with Marcy about what the tool can do.

This segment was produced by WKAR’s Current State and is reproduced with permission.

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