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Main Title Coastal sensitivity to sea-level rise : a focus on the mid-Atlantic Region /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Titus, James G.
Anderson, K. Eric.
Publisher U.S. Climate Change Science Program : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.,
Year Published 2009
Report Number EPA 430-R-09-023
Stock Number 003-024-09078-3
OCLC Number 423398359
ISBN 9780160830860; 0160830869
Subjects Sea level--Atlantic Coast (Middle Atlantic States)--Forecasting ; Coast changes--Atlantic Coast (Middle Atlantic States)--Forecasting ; Climatic changes--Atlantic Coast (Middle Atlantic States)--Forecasting ; Atlantic Coast (Middle Atlantic States)--Environmental conditions--Forecasting ; Climatic changes--Forecasting ; Coast changes--Forecasting ; Ecology--Forecasting ; Sea level--Forecasting ; Middle Atlantic States--Atlantic Coast ; Climatic changes--Environmental aspects--Atlantic Coast (Middle Atlantic States)--Forecasting
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  QC981.8 C5 U56 4.1 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 01/17/2012
EIAM  GC90.U5C63 2009 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 09/12/2011
ELBD  EPA 430-R-09-023 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/21/2009
ERAD  EPA 430-R-09-023 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/23/2013
Collation xvi, 298 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color), charts ; 28 cm.
"January 2009"--Cover. Shipping list no.: 2009-0377-P. Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-298).
Contents Notes
Abstract -- Preface / motivation for reports -- Executive summary -- Part 1: The physical environment. Overview -- 1. Sea-Level rise and its effects on the coast -- 2. Coastal elevations -- 3. Ocean coasts -- 4. Coastal wetland sustainability -- 5. Vulnerable species: the effects of sea-level rise on coastal habitats -- Part II. Societal impacts and implications. Overview -- 6. Shore protection and retreat -- 7. Population, land use, and infrastructure -- 8. Public access -- 9. Coastal flooding, floodplains, and coastal zone management Issues -- Part III: Preparing for sea-level rise. Overview -- 10. Implications for decisions -- 11. Ongoing adaptation -- 12. Institutional barriers -- Part IV: National implications and a science strategy for moving forward. Overview -- 13. Implications of sea-level rise to the nation -- 14. A science strategy for improving the understanding of sea-level rise and its impacts on the U.S. coasts -- Appendix I : State and local information on vulnerable species and coastal policies -- Appendix 2 : Basic approaches for shoreline change projections -- Glossary -- Acronyms and abbreviations -- Scientific names -- References. One of 21 climate change synthesis and assessment products commissioned by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), this report examines the effects of sea level rise, impacts on society, and opportunities to prepare for those consequences, focusing on the eight coastal states from New York to North Carolina. Using scientific literature and policy documents, the report describes potential changes to barrier.