ABSTRACT

Coastal Wetlands and Global Change: Overview   [open pdf - 390KB]

"The potential impacts of climate change are of great practical concern to those interested in coastal wetland resources. Among the areas of greatest risk in the United States are low-lying coastal habitats with easily eroded substrates which occur along the northern Gulf of Mexico and southeast Atlantic coasts. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have identified coastal wetlands as ecosystems most vulnerable to direct, large-scale impacts of climate change, primarily because of their sensitivity to increases in sea-level rise."

Report Number:
FS-089-97
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Date:
1997-06
Copyright:
Public domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Geological Survey: http://www.usgs.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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