An integrated approach for evaluating coastal vulnerability in a changing climate

Harris, Erica and Allan, Jonathan and Ruggiero, Peter (2010) An integrated approach for evaluating coastal vulnerability in a changing climate. In: Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society , June 13-16, 2010 ,Wilmington, North Carolina,

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Abstract

Coastal hazards such as flooding and erosion threaten many coastal communities and ecosystems. With documented increases in both storm frequency and intensity and projected acceleration of sea level rise, incorporating the impacts of climate change and variability into coastal vulnerability assessments is becoming a necessary, yet challenging task. We are developing an integrated approach to probabilistically incorporate the impacts of climate change into coastal vulnerability assessments via a multi-scale, multi-hazard methodology. By examining the combined hazards of episodic flooding/inundation and storm induced coastal change with chronic trends under a range of future climate change scenarios, a quantitative framework can be established to promote more sciencebased decision making in the coastal zone. Our focus here is on an initial application of our method in southern Oregon, United States. (PDF contains 5 pages)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: An integrated approach for evaluating coastal vulnerability in a changing climate
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CreatorsEmail
Harris, Ericaeharris@coas.oregonstate.edu
Allan, Jonathan
Ruggiero, Peter
Date: 2010
Funders: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. EPA Coastal Management Branch, U.S. Geolgocial Survey, NOAA Sea Grant
Event Title: Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Event Dates: June 13-16, 2010
Issuing Agency: The Coastal Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: TCS22
Subjects: Atmospheric Sciences
Management
Item ID: 3908
Depositing User: Cynthia Murray
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2010 21:34
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:49
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3908

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