A detailed assessment of vulnerability to climate change in the Gold Coast, Australia

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Title A detailed assessment of vulnerability to climate change in the Gold Coast, Australia
Author Sano, Marcello; Golshani, Ali; Splinter, Kristen; Strauss, Darrell; Thurston, Will; Tomlinson, Rodger Benson
Journal Name Journal of Coastal Research
Editor Charles W. Finkl
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United States
Publisher Coastal Education & Research Foundation, Inc.
Abstract Coastal communities in the Gold Coast, Australia, are particularly vulnerable to climate change, considering their exposure to changing sea levels and storms, the sensitivity of the sedimentary system, and the current capacity to respond to future challenges. In this paper we assessed the overall vulnerability of Palm Beach, a Gold Coast suburb, by (i) modeling extreme storms under future sea levels (ii) modeling the response of the beach to extreme storms under future sea levels (iii) assessing the level of adaptation of coastal management and the adaptive capacity of the coastal community. Results show that sea level rise can trigger higher storm surges and extreme erosion events and that the current level of adaptation and adaptive capacity is still insufficient to cope with such challenges.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.cerf-jcr.org/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 CERF. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 2011
Issue Number SI64
Page from 245
Page to 249
ISSN 0749-0208
Date Accessioned 2011-07-11
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Centre for Coastal Management
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/42250
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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