Coastal Hazard Wheel

A new tool is available for the assessment of climate change hazards in coastal environments (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11852-012-0218-z ) produced by the UNEP RISOE center which does some great work tracking all of the CDM and JI projects. It contains 113 generic coastal types. To do the assessment requires some understanding of the local coastal environment including the geological layout, the wave exposure, the tidal range, flora fauna, the sediment balance and the storm climate.  If anyone uses this tool to evaluate or assess their local coasts, be sure to let me know and I will post about it.

 

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