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Thomas Wahl

Thomas Wahl

Associate Professor

Phone: 321-315-6978
Office: Research I, 341

Wahl obtained a diploma in 2007 and his doctoral degree in civil engineering in 2012 at the University of Siegen, Germany. Afterward, he became a postdoctoral scholar at the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida. Before joining UCF in 2017, he was a Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow of the European Union at the University of Southampton.

  • Coastal flood risk
  • Sea level risk
  • Storm surges
  • Compound climate extremes


  • Li, S., Wahl, T., Piecuch, C., Dangendorf, S., Thompson, P., Enríquez, A., & Liu, L. (2023). Compounding of sea-level processes during high-tide flooding along the U.S. coastline. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 128,
  • Li, S., Wahl, T., Fang, J., Liu, L., & Jiang, T. (2023). High-tide flooding along the China coastline: Past and future. Earth’s Future, 11, e2022EF003225.
  • Dangendorf, S., Hendricks, N., Sun, Q., Klinck, J., Ezer, T., Frederikse, T., Calafat, F., Wahl, T., Törnqvist, T.E. (2023). Acceleration of U.S. Southeast and Gulf Coast Sea-Level Rise Amplified by Internal Climate Variability, Nature Communications. 14, 1935 (2023).
  • Kim, T., Villarini, G., Kim, H., Jane, R., Wahl, T. (2023). On the Compound Hazards Associated with Water Quantity and Quality, Journal of Environmental Quality, 00, 1– 12.
  • Rashid, M. M., Wahl, T., Villarini, G., & Sharma, A. (2023). Fluvial flood losses in the contiguous United States under climate change. Earth’s Future, 11, e2022EF003328.
  • Morim J., Wahl, T., Vitousek, S., Santamaria, S., Young, I., Hemer, M. (2023). Understanding uncertainties in extreme wave events for contemporary and future climates, Science Advances, Vol 9, Issue 2, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.ade3170.
  • Calafat, F.M., Wahl, T., Tadesse, M.G., Sparrow, S.N. (2022). Trends in Europe storm surge extremes match the rate of sea-level rise, Nature, 10.1038/s41586-022-04426-5
  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize of the American Society of Civil Engineers (2023)
  • National Academy of Sciences CAREER Award (2022)
  • Early Career Scientist Medal from the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Ocean (2021)
  • Natural Hazards Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award of the European Geosciences Union (2018)
  • NASA New (Early Career) Investigator Award (2018)
  • CWR4120: Hydrology
  • CWR5999: Coastal Systems Analysis