Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 1457–1471, 2015

Special issue: Monitoring and modelling to guide coastal adaptation to extreme...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 1457–1471, 2015

Research article 02 Jul 2015

Research article | 02 Jul 2015

Application of flood risk modelling in a web-based geospatial decision support tool for coastal adaptation to climate change

P. J. Knight et al.

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A pressing problem facing coastal decision makers is the conversion of "high-level" but plausible climate change assessments into an effective basis for climate change adaptation at the local scale. Here, we describe a web-based, geospatial decision support tool (DST) that provides an assessment of the potential flood risk for populated coastal lowlands arising from future sea-level rise, coastal storms, and high river flows.
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