Coastal Vulnerability Assessment of Cumberland Island National Seashore (Cuis) To Sea-Level Rise

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Originator: Elizabeth A. Pendleton, E. Robert Thieler, S. Jeffress Williams
Publication_Date: 2004
Title: Coastal Vulnerability Assessment of Cumberland Island National Seashore (Cuis) To Sea-Level Rise
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Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: maps, reports
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Series_Name: Open File Report 2004-1196
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Publication_Place: Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1196/
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Abstract:
A coastal vulnerability index (CVI) was used to map the relative vulnerability of the coast to future sea-level rise within Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia. The CVI ranks the following in terms of their physical contribution to sea-level rise-related coastal change: geomorphology, regional coastal slope, rate of relative sea-level rise, historical shoreline change rates, mean tidal range and mean significant wave height. The rankings for each input variable were combined and an index value calculated for 1-minute grid cells covering the park. The CVI highlights those regions where the physical effects of sea-level rise might be the greatest. This approach combines the coastal system's susceptibility to change with its natural ability to adapt to changing environmental conditions, yielding a quantitative, although relative, measure of the park's natural vulnerability to the effects of sea-level rise. The CVI provides an objective technique for evaluation and long-term planning by scientists and park managers. Cumberland Island National Seashore consists of stable to washover-dominated portions of barrier beach backed by wetland, marsh, mudflat and tidal creek. The areas within Cumberland that are likely to be most vulnerable to sea-level rise are those with the lowest foredune ridge and highest rates of shoreline erosion. [Summary provided by the USGS.]
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Supplemental_Information:
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Supplemental_Information:
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REFERENCE: National Research Council, 1990, Managing Coastal Erosion, Washington: National Academy Press, 163 p.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: National Research Council, 1995, Beach Nourishment and Protection, Washington: National Academy Press, 334 p.
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REFERENCE: Oertel, G.F., 1979, Barrier island development during the Holocene recession, southeastern United States, in Leatherman, S.P., ed., Barrier Islands; From the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Gulf of Mexico: New York, Academic Press, p. 273-290.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Shaw, J., Taylor, R.B., Forbes, D.L., Ruz, M.H., and Solomon, S., 1998, Sensitivity of the Canadian Coast to Sea-Level Rise: Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 505, 114 p.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Thieler, E.R., and Hammar-Klose, E.S., 1999, National Assessment of Coastal Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise, U.S. Atlantic Coast: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-593, 1 sheet. Online
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Thieler, E.R., and Hammar-Klose, E.S., 2000a, National Assessment of Coastal Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise, U.S. Pacific Coast: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-178, 1 sheet. Online
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Thieler, E.R., and Hammar-Klose, E.S., 2000b, National Assessment of Coastal Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise, U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-179, 1 sheet. Online
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Zervas, C., 2001, Sea Level Variations of the United States 1854-1999: NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 36, 201 p.
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