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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 315-334, 2017
http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/17/315/2017/
doi:10.5194/nhess-17-315-2017
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07 Mar 2017
An examination of land use impacts of flooding induced by sea level rise
Jie Song et al.

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Coastal settlements face unprecedented pressures from sea level variations. To investigate such issues, we applied a land change model to simulate three scenarios of urban growth under different land use policies and validated the model in Bay County, Florida (USA). The work shows that strict flood mitigation strategies mitigate greatly the urban exposure to sea-level-rise-induced flooding. Planners and hazard mitigation teams can use the procedures to strengthen coastal planning and management.
Coastal settlements face unprecedented pressures from sea level variations. To investigate such...
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