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Critical elevation levels for flooding due to sea-level rise in Hawai‘i

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2017-08-10 01:45:05
Last Update
2017-08-22 00:31:48
Publication Date
2014-11-29

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Haunani Kane(Author), Chip Fletcher(Principal Investigator), Pacific Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), 2017-08-10(creation), 2017-08-22(lastUpdate), 2014-11-29(Publication), Critical elevation levels for flooding due to sea-level rise in Hawai‘i

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Coastal strand and wetland habitats in the Hawaiian Islands are often intensively managed to restore and maintain biodiversity. Due to the low gradient of most coastal plain environments, the rate and aerial extent of sea-level rise (SLR) impact will rapidly accelerate once the height of the sea surface exceeds a critical elevation. Here, we develop this concept by calculating a SLR critical elevation and joint uncertainty that distinguishes between slow and rapid phases of flooding. We apply the methodology to three coastal wetlands on the Hawaiian Islands of Maui and O‘ahu to exemplify the applicability of this methodology for wetlands in the Pacific island region. Using high-resolution LiDAR digital elevation models, flooded areas [...]

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier 10.1007/s10113-014-0725-6

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noteKane, Haunani H., et al. "Critical elevation levels for flooding due to sea-level rise in Hawai ‘i." Regional environmental change 15.8 (2015): 1679-1687.
journalRegional Environmental Change
languageeng
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