NCA Regional Input Reports

Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities

A Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment

Editors: Burkett, Virginia, Davidson, Margaret (Eds.)

  • Essential guidance for decision-makers seeking to better understand how climate variability and change impact the US coasts and its communities
  • Rich in science and case studies, this report allows decision-and policymakers to prepare for climate change
  • The definitive input report on climate change in the US coastal region for the 2013 National Climate Assessment
  • Critical state of the art information from a broad range of climate change experts in academia, private industry, state and local governments, NGOs, professional societies, and impacted communities
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Developed to inform the 2013 National Climate Assessment, this report examines the known effects and relationships of climate change variables on the coasts of the US. It describes the impacts on natural and human systems, including several major sectors of the US economy, and covers the progress and challenges to planning and implementing adaptation options.

About the authors

Virginia Burkett is the Chief Scientist for Climate and Land Use Change at the U.S. Geological Survey.  She was formerly Chief of the Forest Ecology Branch at the USGS National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana.  Burkett has also served as Secretary/Director of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Acting Director of the Louisiana Coastal Zone Management Program, and Assistant Director of the Louisiana Geological Survey.  She has published extensively on the topics of global change and low-lying coastal zones.  She has served as a Lead Author of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third and Fourth Assessment Reports (2001 and 2007), the IPCC Technical Paper on Water (2008), and the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report that is scheduled for completion in 2014. She was a lead author of the 2001 and 2009 National Assessments of climate change impacts produced by the United States Global Change Research Program.  She has co-authored reports for The Wildlife Society (2004), the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity (2005), the Everglades Task Force (2007), and the U.S. Department of Transportation (2008) that address climate change impacts and potential adaptation strategies.  Burkett has been appointed to over 40 Commissions, Committees, Science Panels and Boards during her career.  She serves on the Editorial Boards of the journals Ethics in Science and Environmental Policy and Regional Environmental Change. Burkett received her doctoral degree in forestry from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas in 1996.

Margaret Davidson, the director of the NOAA Coastal Services Center, is no stranger to the coast or its many challenges. Before joining NOAA, Margaret A. Davidson was executive director of the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium from 1983 to 1995. She also served as special counsel and assistant attorney general for the Louisiana Department of Justice.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction and Context

    Culver, Mary (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Physical Climate Forces

    Williams, S. Jeffress (et al.)

    Pages 10-51

  • Vulnerability and Impacts on Natural Resources

    Hershner, Carlton H. (et al.)

    Pages 52-65

  • Vulnerability and Impacts on Human Development

    MacDonald, Tony (et al.)

    Pages 66-97

  • Adaptation and Mitigation

    Hansen, Lara (et al.)

    Pages 98-118

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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities
Book Subtitle
A Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment
Editors
  • Virginia Burkett
  • Margaret Davidson
Series Title
NCA Regional Input Reports
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-460-4
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-460-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 188
Topics