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Main Title Anticipatory planning for sea-level rise along the coast of Maine /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.;Maine State Planning Office, Augusta.
Publisher U.S. EPA, Policy, Planning and Evaluation,
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA 230-R-95-900
Stock Number PB2005-100949
OCLC Number 33842019
Subjects Sea level--Maine. ; Coastal zone management--Maine. ; Shore protection--Maine.
Additional Subjects Sea level ; Coasts ; Maine ; Erosion ; Greenhouse effects ; Rate ; Global warming ; Climatic changes ; Greenhouse gases ; Wetlands ; Shores ; Floods ; Threats ; Coastal zone management ; Planning ; Costs ; Vulnerability ; Trends ; Legal aspects ; Methodology ; Case studies
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA/230/R-95-900 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 09/23/2005
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 230-R-95-900 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/03/2019
EJBD  EPA 230-R-95-900 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/15/2009
NTIS  PB2005-100949 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 28 cm
The present configuration of Maine's coast is attributable to a rise in sea level over the past 10,000 years. Scientists have been able to verify that sea level has continued a gradual rise in all of Maine's major coastal municipalities during at least the last fifty years. Geologists and climate modelers project that this rise will continue, although there is not total agreement on the projected rate of rise. A continuation of the historic rate of sea-level rise of around 2 mm/year (20 cm/100 years) places many shoreline properties in jeopardy from coastal erosion and inundation. However, several consensus reports of the international scientific community over the last decade project an accelerated rate of sea-level rise as a result of global climate change associated with the greenhouse effect.
"This work is a result of research sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Change State Grant Program under grant no. CX 817509-01-0 to the Maine State Planning Office." "September 1995"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references. "EPA 230-R-95-900"--Cover.