Articles | Volume 16, issue 7
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1571–1582, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-1571-2016

Special issue: Geomorphometry: advances in technologies and methods for Earth...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1571–1582, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-1571-2016

Research article 07 Jul 2016

Research article | 07 Jul 2016

GIS analysis of effects of future Baltic sea level rise on the island of Gotland, Sweden

Karin Ebert et al.

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Future sea level rise is inevitable. We investigate the effects of 2 m sea level rise on the island of Gotland, Sweden. In a multi-criteria analysis we analyze the quantity of infrastructure that will be inundated, and the effect of saltwater intrusion in wells. Almost 100 km2 (3 %) of Gotland's land area will be inundated. Important touristic and nature values will be strongest affected. Well salinization will greatly increase. Administrative planning is needed to prepare for changes.
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