Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities

A Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment

  • Virginia Burkett
  • Margaret Davidson

Part of the NCA Regional Input Reports book series (NCARIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Mary Culver, Britta Bierwagen, Virginia Burkett, Ralph Cantral, Margaret A. Davidson, Hilary Stockdon
    Pages 1-9
  3. S. Jeffress Williams, David Atkinson, Aaron R. Byrd, Hajo Eicken, Timothy M. Hall, Thomas G. Huntington et al.
    Pages 10-51
  4. Carlton H. Hershner Jr., Grant Ballard, Donald R. Cahoon, Robert Diaz, Tom Doyle, Neil K. Ganju et al.
    Pages 52-65
  5. Tony MacDonald, Austin Becker, Doug Bellomo, Virginia Burkett, Janet Cikir, Susan L. Cutter et al.
    Pages 66-97
  6. Lara Hansen, Rebecca Beavers, Jeff Benoit, Diana Bowen, Ellie Cohen, Michael Craghan et al.
    Pages 98-118
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 144-185

About this book


Developed to inform the 2013 National Climate Assessment, and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage and conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities examines the known effects and relationships of climate change variables on the coasts of the U.S.

This state of the art assessment comes from a broad range of experts in academia, private industry, state and local governments, NGOs, professional societies, and impacted communities. It includes case studies on topics such as adaptive capacity; climate change effects on. It highlights past climate trends, projected climate change and vulnerabilities, and impacts to specific sectors.

Rich in science and case studies, it examines the latest climate change impacts, scenarios, vulnerabilities, and adaptive capacity for nine major coastal regions of the United States and provides essential guidance for decision-makers – as well as environmental academics, professionals, and advocates – who seek to better understand how climate variability and change impact the US coasts and its communities.


Climate change Coastline Ocean circulation patterns Saltwater intrusion Sea level rise

Editors and affiliations

  • Virginia Burkett
    • 1
  • Margaret Davidson
    • 2
  1. 1.Climate and Land Use ChangeU.S. Geological SurveyManyUSA
  2. 2.U.S. Department of CommerceNOAA Coastal Services CenterCharlestonUSA

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