URI-led researchers get $1.5M grant to study ties between sea-level rise, extreme weather

RESEARCHERS LED by a URI professor were awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to study the impacts of sea level rise and extreme weather on coastal areas. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
RESEARCHERS LED by a URI professor were awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to study the impacts of sea level rise and extreme weather on coastal areas. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Researchers at the University of Rhode Island and Pennsylvania State University have received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, URI announced Wednesday. Researchers will use the funds to study the impact of sea-level rise and how it may exacerbate the impact of extreme weather. The study…

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