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Advanced methods in sea level rise vulnerability assessment

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Date Issued:
2012
Summary:
Increasing sea levels have the potential to place important portions of the infrastructure we rely on every day at risk. The transportation infrastructure relies on roads, airports, and seaports to move people, services, and goods around in an ever connected global economy. Any disturbances of the transportation modes have reverberating effects throughout the entire economic spectrum. The effects include delays, alterations of routes, and possible changes in the origin and destinations of services and goods. The purpose of this project is to develop an improved methodology for a sea level rise scenario vulnerability assessment model. This new model uses the groundwater elevation as a limiting factor for soil storage capacity in determining previously underestimated areas of vulnerability. The hope is that early identification of vulnerability will allow planners and government officials an opportunity to identify and either remediate or create alternative solutions for vulnerable land areas before high consequence impacts are felt.
Title: Advanced methods in sea level rise vulnerability assessment.
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Name(s): Romah, Thomas.
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: xii, 89 p. : ill., maps (some col.)
Language(s): English
Summary: Increasing sea levels have the potential to place important portions of the infrastructure we rely on every day at risk. The transportation infrastructure relies on roads, airports, and seaports to move people, services, and goods around in an ever connected global economy. Any disturbances of the transportation modes have reverberating effects throughout the entire economic spectrum. The effects include delays, alterations of routes, and possible changes in the origin and destinations of services and goods. The purpose of this project is to develop an improved methodology for a sea level rise scenario vulnerability assessment model. This new model uses the groundwater elevation as a limiting factor for soil storage capacity in determining previously underestimated areas of vulnerability. The hope is that early identification of vulnerability will allow planners and government officials an opportunity to identify and either remediate or create alternative solutions for vulnerable land areas before high consequence impacts are felt.
Identifier: 833386948 (oclc), 3358965 (digitool), FADT3358965 (IID), fau:4048 (fedora)
Note(s): by Thomas Romah.
Thesis (M.S.C.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2012.
Includes bibliography.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Reader.
Subject(s): Sea level -- Environmental aspects
Coastal zone management
Sea level -- Climactic factors
Climate change mitigation
Climatic changes -- Risk management
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3358965
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Owner Institution: FAU