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The Tyndall coastal simulator and interface

Nicholls, Robert; Hanson, Susan; Mokrech, Mustafa; Stansby, Peter; Chini, Nicolas; Walkden, Mike; Dawson, Richard; Roche, Nicolas; Hall, Jim; Nicholson-Cole, Sophie; Watkinson, Andrew; Jude, Simon; Lowe, Jason; Wolf, Judith; Leake, James; Rounsevell, Mark; Fontaine, Corentin; Acosta-Michlik, Lilibeth. 2009 The Tyndall coastal simulator and interface. In: Smith, J. M., (ed.) Coastal Engineering 2008, Vols 1-5. Singapore, World Scientific Publ Co Pte Ltd, 4341-4353.

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Abstract/Summary

Coastal zones attract settlements, are ideal for a range of economic activities and accommodate important natural habitats that provide ecosystem services. All these coastal activities are vulnerable to climate and other changes unless appropriate management policies are implemented. Sea-level rise and intensified storms could increase the incidence of flooding and erosion, as well as degrade coastal ecosystems. Importantly, the coast is a linked system, and management responses for one area or sector may influence the impacts for other areas or sectors. Understanding coastal processes and taking account of climate and socio-economic futures helps to illustrate/reveal impending choices,and in developing responsive informed long-term coastal management policies. This paper describes research being carried out by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research on their Coastal Simulator. The research includes the linkage of a range of modelling procedures to represent coastal management and climate and coastal processes, as well as the design of a GIS-based interface to make the intergrated results accessible. The prototype simulator provides regional impact assessments of climate and socio-economic futures under various management options in the coastal zones of Norfolk, Fast Anglia and shows that erosion and flood risk are strongly linked.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: Oceans 2025 > Shelf and coastal processes
ISBN: 978-981-4277-41-9
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Proceedings Paper 31st International Conference on Coastal Engineering AUG 31-SEP 05, 2008 Hamburg, GERMANY Hochtief Construct AG, Elastogran GmbH, Hamburg Port Author, Naue Gmbh & Co KG, Bremenports GmbH & Co KG, IMS Ingenieurgesell mbH, Inros Lackner AG, Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn Verlag Architektur & Tech Wissensch GmbH & Co KG, Enders & Duhrkop Ingenieurgesell mbH, Hafen Hamburg Marketing eV, German Fed Minist Educ & Res, Minist Agr, Envrionm & Rural Areas State Schleswig Holstein, German Port Technol Assoc, German Coastal Engn Res Council PO BOX 128 FARRER RD, SINGAPORE 9128, SINGAPORE
Additional Keywords: Visulization; Management; Climate; Surges; Storm
NORA Subject Terms: Marine Sciences
Date made live: 28 Jun 2010 14:29
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/9743

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