Coastal Vulnerability Assessment of Olympic National Park To Sea-Level Rise

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Originator: Elizabeth A. Pendleton, Erika S. Hammar-Klose, E. Robert Thieler, and S. Jeffress Williams
Publication_Date: 2004
Title: Coastal Vulnerability Assessment of Olympic National Park To Sea-Level Rise
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: maps, reports
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Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
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Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1021/
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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 Olympic National Park (OLYM), Washington. The CVI scores 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, shoreline change rates, mean tidal range and mean wave height. The rankings for each 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. The Olympic National Park coast consists of rocky headlands, pocket beaches, glacial-fluvial features, and sand and gravel beaches. The Olympic coastline that is most vulnerable to sea-level rise are beaches in gently sloping areas. [Summary provided by the USGS.]
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Supplemental_Information:
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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
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -125.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -123.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.0
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Theme_Keyword: Olympic National Park
Theme_Keyword: Sea-level Rise
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WASHINGTON
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