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State and Local Governments Plan for Development of Most Land Vulnerable to Rising Sea Level along the U.S. Atlantic Coast: Links to Related Documents
The journal Environmental Research Letters published "State and Local Governments Plan for Development of Most Land Vulnerable to Rising Sea Level along the U.S. Atlantic Coast" on October 27. Although the paper is new, it is mostly based on a 2-volume (1800-page) draft report conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency under the auspices of the Bush-era Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) entitled "the Likelihood of Shore Protection." EPA has not published that report; but the widespread circulation of the draft state-specific chapters, and use of their results in reports by the CCSP, led EPA to conclude during August 2009 that the results of the study had become available to the public, thereby making it possible for the authors to publish this study without the endorsement of EPA. If and when the 1800-page report is formally released, we will update this website accordingly.
Meanwhile, here are some related documents.
- State and Local Governments Plan for Development of Most Land Vulnerable to Rising Sea Level along the U.S. Atlantic Coast - Environmental Research Letters (2009)
- Coastal Sensitivity to Sea Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region - U.S. Climate Change Science Program (2009)
- Report of the Coastal Elevations and Sea Level Federal Advisory Committee to the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (pdf) (16 pp, 99 KB)(2008)
- Background Documents Supporting Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.1: Coastal Elevations and Sensitivity to Sea Level Rise - U.S. EPA, EPA-430-R-07-004 (2008).
- Maps of Lands Close to Sea Level along the Mid-Atlantic Coast: An Elevation Dataset to use while waiting for LIDAR (PDF) (44 pp., 2,150 KB) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Associated paper on Uncertainty Ranges (PDF)(66 pp., 962 KB) (2008).
- Maps that Depict the Business As Usual Response to Sea level rise in the Decentralized United States of America Originally published by Organisation for Cooperation and Development. Global Forum on Sustainable Development: Development and Climate Change - Background Papers (2004).
- Does the U.S. Government Realize that the Sea is Rising? How to Restructure Federal Programs so that Wetland and Beaches Survive (PDF, 68 pp., 1.6 MB) - Golden Gate University Law Review, Vol. 30, Number 4 (2000).
- Rising Seas, Coastal Erosion, and the Takings Clause: How to Save Wetlands and Beaches Without Hurting Property Owners - Maryland Law Review, Volume 57, 1279-1399 (1998).
Governments Plan for Development of Most Land Vulnerable to Rising Sea (PDF, 7 pp., 1.3 MB) was originally published in Environmental Research Letters , Issue 3, Volume 4 (2009).