Coastline Degradation as an Indicator of Global Change

Robert J. Nicholls

School of Civil Engineering and the Environment and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17IBJ, UK

Colin Woodroffe

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University ofWollongong, NSW 2522, Australia Virginia Burkett

U.S. Geological Survey, 540 North Courthouse street, Many, LA 71449, USA

1.

Introduction

6.

Recent Impacts of Sea Level

2.

Sea Level Rise and Coastal

Rise and Climate Change

Systems

7.

Global Warming and Coasts at

3.

Climate Change and Global/

Latitudinal Extremes

Relative Sea Level Rise

8.

The Challenge to Understand

4.

Increasing Human Utilisation of

Contemporary Impacts

the Coastal Zone

9.

Concluding Remarks

5.

Climate Change, Sea Level Rise

Acknowledgements

and Resulting Impacts

References

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