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What is a Meteotsunami? Meterological Tsunami: A Tsunami-Like Wave Caused by Weather Systems Thumbnail
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Year: 2020

Meteotsunamis are a tsunami-like wave generated from severe weather impacts on speed and direction of wave movement over a waterbody. These events can result in a localized rise in water levels by as much as 1-2 feet, leading to dangerous rip currents, and lasting minutes to hours. While a true tsunami is much larger, meteotsunamis are more widespread and occur more often. Meteotsunami frequency is realted to both storm frequency and the charactaristics of a waterbody and its coast. In the Great Lakes, they are observed most frequently at sites with the largest harbors posing a sudden threat to beachgoers safety. Many people are unaware of the phenomena and the dangers they produce. While somewhat rare, these events are most common from late spring to early summer and are likely to become more of a concern due to climate change, with increasing frequency and severity of storms in the Great Lakes region.

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Year: 2020

This is a quick summary of IISG’s projects and resources to aid communities and residents as they consider incorporating green infrastructure to help manage flooding and protect water quality.

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Year: 2020

The Conservation through Community Leadership(CCL) program serves as a roadmap for communities tackling complex land use and natural resource management challenges. The program provides information, tools, and resources to help communities work with diverse stakeholders to:

  • Identify issues of concern
  • Assess current community conditions and resources
  • Create a shared vision
  • Develop an action plan and implementation strategies

The curriculum contains education materials and resources to support community planning for land use and invasive species management. The following curriculum chapters are available for download:

  • Conservation through Community Leadership Introduction
  • Planning Tools for Land Use and Natural Resource Management
  • Natural Resource Management: Invasive Species Education and Management
  • Developing an Effective Community Organization
  • Implementing Best Practices for Meetings

To learn more about facilitated community action planning program offerings, please visit purdue.edu/fnr/extension/scep/ccl

To access this resource, visit Purdue University Extension’s Ed Store at https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=ID-514.


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Year: 2020

Through the decision support system, Tipping Point Planner (tippingpointplanner.org), communities in Great Lakes states can plan for a sustainable future by directly linking data to the local decision-making process. With help from trained facilitators, Tipping Point Planner enables professional as well as citizen participation in the land use planning and management process, including maintaining projects using a HUC 12 watershed scale. The program provides information, tools, and resources to help communities work with diverse stakeholders to:

  • Examine past and predicted land-use changes
  • Identify environmental threats
  • Define natural resource assets in need of protection or restoration
  • Explore land-use strategies and policies that enhance local values
  • Gain the framework to define a community’s priorities through interactive community visioning exercises

The curriculum contains education materials and resources to support community planning for land use and natural resource management. The following curriculum chapters are available for download:

  • Tipping Point Planner Introduction
  • Planning Tools for Land Use and Natural Resource Management
  • Tipping Point Planner Modules

To learn more about facilitated community action planning program offerings, please visit www.purdue.edu/fnr/extension/scep/programs/tipping-point-planner

To download this resource visit the Purdue Extension EdStore at https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=ID-514-TPP.


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