Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 315–334, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-315-2017
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 315–334, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-315-2017

Research article 07 Mar 2017

Research article | 07 Mar 2017

An examination of land use impacts of flooding induced by sea level rise

Jie Song et al.

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Coastal settlements face unprecedented pressures from sea level variations. To investigate such issues, we applied a land change model to simulate three scenarios of urban growth under different land use policies and validated the model in Bay County, Florida (USA). The work shows that strict flood mitigation strategies mitigate greatly the urban exposure to sea-level-rise-induced flooding. Planners and hazard mitigation teams can use the procedures to strengthen coastal planning and management.
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