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Coastal flooding by tropical cyclones and sea-level rise
Woodruff, J.D.; Irish, L.; Camargo, S.J. (2013). Coastal flooding by tropical cyclones and sea-level rise. Nature (Lond.) 504(7478): 44-52. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/nature12855
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
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  • Woodruff, J.D.
  • Irish, L.
  • Camargo, S.J.

Abstract
    The future impacts of climate change on landfalling tropical cyclones are unclear. Regardless of this uncertainty, flooding by tropical cyclones will increase as a result of accelerated sea-level rise. Under similar rates of rapid sea-level rise during the early Holocene epoch most low-lying sedimentary coastlines were generally much less resilient to storm impacts. Society must learn to live with a rapidly evolving shoreline that is increasingly prone to flooding from tropical cyclones. These impacts can be mitigated partly with adaptive strategies, which include careful stewardship of sediments and reductions in human-induced land subsidence.

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