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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.

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USGS Woods Hole Science Center: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/
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