A Special Acknowledgement To:
Professor Nicholas K. Coch, Ph.D., C.P.G.
CERF Lifetime Member
His recent research deals with the effects of hurricanes on coasts, urban centers and inland areas, in predicting hurricane damage and in critically analyzing our coastal management policies in a time of sea level rise. He has carried out ground and aerial studies of most recent hurricanes as well as forensic studies of older (16th-20th century) hurricanes.
He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and a Member of The American Meteorological Society, Society of Sedimentary Geologists, National Association of Geology Teachers, American Association of Petroleum Geologists and is a Certified Professional Geologist.
Dr. Coch is an expert on Northern Hurricanes and has been a consultant to the N.Y. City Emergency Management Organization and the N.Y.S. Office of Emergency Management. He has presented hurricane seminars to emergency management and government officials in every county in southern New York as well as insurance, reinsurance and risk management groups nationwide. In 2003, he was chosen as a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer for 2004-2007, and presented lectures on his research at educational and research facilities in the U.S. and Canada.
Programs including aspects of his hurricane research have aired on the CNN, PBS, Weather, Discovery, History and National Geographic Channels, and in local, national and international news programs and periodicals.
Coch, N.K., 2003. How coastal changes and development amplified damage in the 1935 Hurricane in the Florida Keys: Lessons for the future. Geologic Society of America, Volume 35.
Coch, N.K., 2002. America's first natural disaster: The hurricane of 1635 and implications for New England. Geologic Society of America, Volume 35.
Coch, N.K., 1994. Hurricane hazards in the Northeast U.S. In: Finkl, C.W. (ed.), Coastal Hazards, Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 12, pp. 115-147.
For a complete list of Dr. Coch's publications or
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