Past, Present, and Future Impacts of Weather and Climate on the Geology of the Illinois Coast

Major Goals and Objectives

  • Develop a historical database of environmental processes and anthropogenic disturbances determined to have caused coastal geomorphic changes for Illinois Beach State Park and Waukegan Beach
  • Produce list of probable future (within next 50 years) beach and dune changes for coastal managers
  • Engage stakeholders in order to understand how data can be readily visualized and utilized in the planning and decision-making process

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Ethan Theuerkauf
Initiation Date:
2018
Affiliation:
Illinois State Geological Survey

Contacts

Andrew Phillips
aphillps@illinois.edu