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Vulnerability Assessment of Sea Level Rise Over Port Said Governorate, Egypt


An assessment of the impact of sea level rise on the city of Port Said, Egypt has been carried out using remote sensing and GIS techniques. Bruun's is used to estimate horizontal retreat, due to three scenarios of sea level rise, taking into account local subsidence rates. Overlaying horizontal retreat on land use obtained by remote sensing enabled us to estimate possible losses and socio-economic impacts. Results indicate serious physical and socio-economic impacts. It is suggested that protection measures must be carried out with emphasis on building breakwaters along the most vulnerable shoreline area.

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El-Raey, M., Frihy, O., Nasr, S.M. et al. Vulnerability Assessment of Sea Level Rise Over Port Said Governorate, Egypt. Environ Monit Assess 56, 113–128 (1999).

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  • climate change
  • coastal erosion
  • GIS
  • Mediterranean coast
  • Nile delta
  • remote sensing