Coastal impacts due to sea-level rise. FitzGerald, D. M., Fenster, M. S., Argow, B. A., & Buynevich, I. V. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 2008.
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2007) recently estimated that global sea level will rise from 0.18 to 0.59 m by the end of this century. Rising sea level not only inundates low-lying coastal regions but also contributes to the redistribution of sediment along sandy coasts. Over the long term, sea-level rise (SLR) causes barrier islands to migrate landward while conserving mass through offshore and onshore sediment transport. Under these conditions, coastal systems adjust to SLR dynamically while maintaining a characteristic geometry that is unique to a particular coast. Coastal marshes are susceptible to accelerated SLR because their vertical accretion rates are limited and they may drown. As marshes convert to open water, tidal exchange through inlets increases, which leads to sand sequestration in tidal deltas and erosion of adjacent barrier shorelines.
@article{fitzgerald_coastal_2008,
	title = {Coastal impacts due to sea-level rise},
	volume = {36},
	url = {://000256391900020},
	abstract = {The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2007) recently estimated that global sea level will rise from 0.18 to 0.59 m by the end of this century. Rising sea level not only inundates low-lying coastal regions but also contributes to the redistribution of sediment along sandy coasts. Over the long term, sea-level rise (SLR) causes barrier islands to migrate landward while conserving mass through offshore and onshore sediment transport. Under these conditions, coastal systems adjust to SLR dynamically while maintaining a characteristic geometry that is unique to a particular coast. Coastal marshes are susceptible to accelerated SLR because their vertical accretion rates are limited and they may drown. As marshes convert to open water, tidal exchange through inlets increases, which leads to sand sequestration in tidal deltas and erosion of adjacent barrier shorelines.},
	journal = {Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences},
	author = {FitzGerald, D. M. and Fenster, Michael S. and Argow, B. A. and Buynevich, I. V.},
	year = {2008},
	keywords = {estuaries, VCR, salt marsh, wetlands, barrier islands, equilibrium slope equilibrium beach profiles, inundation, mississippi delta plain, North-Carolina, salt-marsh, sediment transport, shoreface profile, tidal inlets, tropical cyclones, united-states, wave-built terraces, west-central florida}
}
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