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:
Illinois State Geological Survey


Andrew Phillips
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