Publications about Maryland

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2021 Maryland Coastal Adaptation Report Card (Page 1)

2021 Maryland Coastal Adaptation Report Card

Katie May Laumann, Annie Carew, Heath Kelsey ·
21 January 2022

For the last decade, the State of Maryland has invested in and made progress toward adaptation. Through increased funding, planning, regulatory changes, and restoration, Maryland has become a leader in coastal and climate adaptation. However, there is a need to clarify adaptation goals in order to measure progress and hold the state accountable.

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Maryland Sea Level Rise: Projections for Maryland 2018 (Page 1)

Sea Level Rise: Projections for Maryland 2018

Boesch, DF, Boicourt WC, Cullather RI, Ezer T, Galloway GE Jr, Johnson ZP, Kilbourne KH, Kirwan ML, Kopp RE, Land S, Li M, Nardin W, Sommerfield CK, and Sweet WV ·
11 January 2019

In fulfillment of requirements of the Maryland Commission on Climate Change Act of 2015, this report provides updated projections of the amount of sea-level rise relative to Maryland coastal lands that is expected into the next century. These projections represent the consensus of an Expert Group drawn from the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Stormwater Management (Page 1)

Stormwater Management

Jane Hawkey, Simon Costanzo, Michael Williams ·
5 August 2013

The Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund newsletter describes the factors that affect the water quantity and water quality of stormwater. It features one Best Management Practice, a Regenerative Stormwater Conveyance System, and provides the monitoring results from that case study in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

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Updating Maryland's Sea-level Rise Projections

Boesch DF, Atkinson LP, Boicourt WC, Boon JD, Cahoon DR, Dalrymple RA, Ezer T, Horton BP, Johnson ZP, Kopp RE, Li M, Moss RH, Parris A and Sommerfield CK ·
26 June 2013

With 3,100 miles of tidal shoreline and low-lying rural and urban lands, "The Free State" is one of the most vulnerable to sea-level rise. Historically, Marylanders have long had to contend with rising water levels along the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean, and Coastal Bay shores. Shorelines have eroded and low-relief lands and islands (some previously inhabited) have been inundated.

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Climate Change Impact Areas: Planning for a changing climate (Page 1)

Climate Change Impact Areas: Planning for a changing climate

Griswold M, Wicks EC and Johnson Z ·
22 April 2013

Changes in Maryland's climate system will likely have far-reaching impacts, most notably those associated with rising sea level, increasing temperatures, and changes in precipitation patterns. Acknowledging the increasing likelihood and magnitude of these impacts and their associated risks is necessary to protect both natural and man-made environments for years to come.

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Land Management: Farming in a changing climate (Page 1)

Land Management: Farming in a changing climate

Griswold M, Johnson Z and Wicks EC ·
22 April 2013

Agriculture is the largest commercial industry in Maryland, employing about 350,000 people, on almost 13,000 farms covering two million acres. With increasing impacts of climate change, water management will become a larger concern, rising temperatures, carbon dioxide, and ozone will increase stress on nearly all crop and livestock species, and pests and diseases, such as soybean rust will likely plague farmers in the future.

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Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland's Vulnerability to Climate Change, Phase II: building societal, economic, and ecological resilience

Boicourt KE and Johnson ZP (eds) ·
24 January 2011

This report details the findings of the Scientific and Technical Working Group, comprised of experts representing six sectors—human health, agriculture, forests and terrestrial ecosystems, bay and aquatic ecosystems, water resources, and population growth and infrastructure. Each sector assessed climate change vulnerabilities, and recommended adaptation strategies for the State of Maryland.

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