DeConto received 4-year NSF grant to study uncertainty in sea-level rise predictions & coastal flooding risk

Portrait of Dr. Rob Deconto, smiling at camera in front of white snow field, with volcano in backrgound, in Antarctica

Dr. Robert DeConto has received a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Prediction of and Resilience Against Extreme Events (PREEVENTS) program.The goal of the grant is to better characterize the uncertainty in sea-level rise predictions and coastal flooding risk that stems from complex ice-sheet physics and interactions among the ice sheets, ocean, atmosphere and underlying solid land. DeConto is the lead principal investigator of the collaborative project, which includes researchers at Penn State, Rutgers and the climate science communication organization Climate Central.More information on the award, and project, can be found here.