Vulnerable areas and adapation measures for sea level rise along the coast of India

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dc.contributor.author Chauhan, O.S.
dc.contributor.author Unnikrishnan, A.S.
dc.contributor.author Menezes, A.A.A.
dc.contributor.author Jagtap, T.G.
dc.contributor.author Suneethi, J.
dc.contributor.author Furtado, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-02T05:06:52Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-02T05:06:52Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the Workshop on Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation due to Climate Change on Indian Water Resources, Coastal Zones and Human Health, eds. Gosain, A.K.; Sharma, S.K.; Bhattacharya, S.; Garg, A.; Rao, S. 83-94p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1156
dc.description.abstract India has a coastline of about 7500 km with contrasting geological setting. Based upon the available models, global sea level rise of 10-25 cm per 100 year has been predicted due to emission of green house gases. To separate out the influences due to the global climatic changes, the available historical mean sea level data between 1920-1999 at 10 locations was evaluated. There is a large contrast in the deduced sea level changes. The sea level rise along the Gulf of Kachchh and the coast of West Bengal is the highest coast. However, along the Karnataka coast, there is a relative decrease in the sea level. Shoreline morphologies respond to prevalent hydrography and changes in the shoreline have been estimated and categorised broadly as erosive, dynamic, and depositional. The magnitude of tides has been predicted at 121 stations, which has high correlation with observed tides. Identification of most vulnerable areas of the Indian coastline determined from the risk assessment - carried out from the integration of physiographic evaluation, site-specific sea level changes, tidal environment and hydrography data are schematically presented
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
dc.rights Copyright [2004]. It is tried to respect the rights of the copyright holders to the best of the knowledge. If it is brought to our notice that the rights are violated then the item would be withdrawn.
dc.subject sea level changes
dc.subject vulnerability
dc.subject greenhouse effect
dc.subject climatic changes
dc.subject palaeo studies
dc.subject shorelines
dc.subject environmental protection
dc.subject coastal erosion
dc.subject acclimatization
dc.title Vulnerable areas and adapation measures for sea level rise along the coast of India
dc.type Conference Article


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