Mount Desert Islander advances storm surge talk by Huguenard, Rickard

Mount Desert Islander reported University of Maine professors Kim Huguenard and Laura Rickard will talk about estuaries and storm surge at the Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary in Mount Desert at 7 p.m. July 20. During “Sensing Storm Surge: A Citizen Science Approach to Measuring Storm Surge-Estuarine Interaction in Maine,” Huguenard, an assistant professor in ocean and marine engineering, and Rickard, an assistant professor of communication, will provide an overview of research examining how physical characteristics of estuaries may intensify or attenuate the effects of storm surge, according to the article. This information will be critical for communities planning for future coastal development and climate change adaptation, the article states.