USGS Woods Hole Science Center: National Assessment of Coastal Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise [open html - 10KB]
This webpage contains information on a USGS project to assess coastal vulnerability to sea-level rise. The project, within the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program's National Assessment, seeks to objectively determine the relative risks due to future sea-level rise for the U.S. Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf of Mexico coasts. Through the use of a coastal vulnerability index, or CVI, the relative risk that physical changes will occur as sea-level rises is quantified based on the following criteria: tidal range, wave height, coastal slope, shoreline change, geomorphology, and historical rate of relative sea-level rise. The website contains several open-file reports and detailed project information.
USGS Woods Hole Science Center: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/