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A rapid, low-cost approach to coastal vulnerability assessment at a national level

Author
Royo, M.; Ranasinghe, R.; Jimenez, J.A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of coastal research
Date of publication
2016-07
Volume
32
Number
4
First page
932
Last page
945
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-14-00217.1 Open in new window
URL
http://www.jcronline.org/doi/abs/10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-14-00217.1 Open in new window
Abstract
Vulnerability is defined as the system's potential to be damaged by a certain climate change (CC) hazard, and ideally, it has to be assessed by accounting for the different factors controlling the coastal response both in negative (susceptibility) and positive (resilience) terms to changing climatic and/or geomorphic conditions. The lack of an easy-to-use assessment method that requires only readily available data has severely hampered efforts to assess national-scale coastal vulnerability to th...
Keywords
Climate change, Spain, national scale assessment, sea-level rise
Group of research
LIM/UPC - Maritime Engineering Laboratory

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