Coastal Vulnerability Assessment of Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CAHA) to Sea-Level Rise

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Originator: Elizabeth A. Pendleton, E. Robert Thieler, and S. Jeffress Williams
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: Coastal Vulnerability Assessment of Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CAHA) to Sea-Level Rise
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Maps, Reports
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open File Report 2004-1064
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1064/
Description:
Abstract:
A coastal vulnerability index (CVI) was used to map the relative vulnerability of the coast to future sea-level rise within Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CAHA) in North Carolina. 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 variable were combined and an index value was 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. Cape Hatteras National Seashore consists of stable and washover dominated segments of barrier beach backed by wetland and marsh. The areas within Cape Hatteras that are likely to be most vulnerable to sea-level rise are those with the highest occurrence of overwash and the highest rates of shoreline change. [Summary provided by the USGS.]
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > BEACHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > BARRIER ISLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > BEACHES
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > EROSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SEA LEVEL RISE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL RANGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS > COASTAL VULNERABILITY
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Theme_Keyword: Coastal Vulnerability Index
Theme_Keyword: Sea Level Rise
Theme_Keyword: Shoreline Change
Theme_Keyword: Seashore
Theme_Keyword: Tides
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Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
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Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH CAROLINA
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Contact_Person: ELIZABETH A. PENDLETON
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ependleton@usgs.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rthieler@usgs.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jwilliams@usgs.gov
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Contact_Organization: DOI/USGS/CMG/WHSC > Woods Hole Science Center, Coastal and Marine Geology, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: USGS WHSC COASTAL AND MARINE GEOLOGY PROGRAM
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