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Coastline Degradation as an Indicator of Global Change

Chapter


Abstract


  • Coastal degradation has been widely reported around the world's coasts. The observed degradation can be attributed to the intensification of a wide range of drivers of coastal change, especially an expanding global population and economy. While climate change and the resulting sea level rise will have important adverse effects, it is more difficult to observe such coastal changes relative to other drivers. The best examples are related to temperature rise at low and high latitudes, as seen by the impacts on coral reefs and polar coasts, respectively. This chapter also considers methods to better attribute the role of observed degradation to climate change and how this would support coastal management.

UOW Authors


  •   Nicholls, Robert J. (external author)
  •   Woodroffe, Colin
  •   Burkett, Virginia R. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Nicholls, R., Woodroffe, C. & Burkett, V. (2016). Coastline Degradation as an Indicator of Global Change. In T. M. Letcher (Ed.), Climate Change: Observed Impacts on Planet Earth (pp. 309-324). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85018549225

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4669

Book Title


  • Climate Change: Observed Impacts on Planet Earth

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 309

End Page


  • 324

Place Of Publication


  • Amsterdam

Abstract


  • Coastal degradation has been widely reported around the world's coasts. The observed degradation can be attributed to the intensification of a wide range of drivers of coastal change, especially an expanding global population and economy. While climate change and the resulting sea level rise will have important adverse effects, it is more difficult to observe such coastal changes relative to other drivers. The best examples are related to temperature rise at low and high latitudes, as seen by the impacts on coral reefs and polar coasts, respectively. This chapter also considers methods to better attribute the role of observed degradation to climate change and how this would support coastal management.

UOW Authors


  •   Nicholls, Robert J. (external author)
  •   Woodroffe, Colin
  •   Burkett, Virginia R. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Nicholls, R., Woodroffe, C. & Burkett, V. (2016). Coastline Degradation as an Indicator of Global Change. In T. M. Letcher (Ed.), Climate Change: Observed Impacts on Planet Earth (pp. 309-324). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85018549225

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4669

Book Title


  • Climate Change: Observed Impacts on Planet Earth

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 309

End Page


  • 324

Place Of Publication


  • Amsterdam