Figure : vulnerability-to-sea-level-rise

Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise

Figure 17.6


This figure appears in chapter 17 of the Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment report.

http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/highlights/regions/southeast/graphics/vulnerability-sea-level-rise

The map shows the relative risk that physical changes will occur as sea level rises. The Coastal Vulnerability Index used here is calculated based on tidal range, wave height, coastal slope, shoreline change, landform and processes, and historical rate of relative sea level rise. The approach combines a coastal system’s susceptibility to change with its natural ability to adapt to changing environmental conditions, and yields a relative measure of the system’s natural vulnerability to the effects of sea level rise. (Data from Hammar-Klose and Thieler 2001487b04ce-2b8a-4abe-ae9c-c03672fdaef5).

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