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McIvor, A.L. (author), Spencer, T. (author), Möller, I. (author), Spalding, M. (author)
Coastal ecosystems such as mangroves can reduce risk to people and infrastructure from wave damage and flooding. The continued provision of these coastal defence services by mangroves is dependent on their capacity to adapt to projected rates of sea level rise. This report explores the capacity of mangrove soil surfaces to increase in elevation...
report 2013
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McIvor, A.L. (author), Spencer, T. (author), Möller, I. (author), Spalding, M. (author)
Storm surges occur when high winds and low atmospheric pressure raise water levels at the coast, causing sea water to surge onto the land. They are a major threat to low-lying coastal areas and their inhabitants. The largest storm surges are caused by tropical cyclones (also called hurricanes and typhoons in different regions); peak water levels...
report 2012
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McIvor, A.L. (author), Möller, I. (author), Spencer, T. (author), Spalding, M. (author)
Coastal populations are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of extreme events such as storms and hurricanes, and these pressures may be exacerbated through the influence of climate change and sea level rise. Coastal ecosystems such as mangrove forests are increasingly being promoted and used as a tool in coastal defence strategies. There...
report 2012