Map showing the geomorphic sensitivity of islands in the Pacific region to climate change. Map 3 of 3.

The three climate and ocean processes selected for this map were: composite water-level range (tide and ENSO), average annual significant wave height and tropical cyclone frequency. Climate and ocean processes in the Pacific were combined in a single ranking of potential sensitivity of the coast to a change in mean sea level. This process sensitivity was then combined with the indicative susceptibility to provide a final ranking for the overall sensitivity of landforms to changes in climate and ocean conditions. This is referred to as geomorphic sensitivity. Scale 1:10,000,000

The other maps in this set are:  Sheet 1 - Island types in the Pacific region;  Sheet 2 - €˜Indicative susceptibility of island types to climate change€™.

The other outputs from this  project are:

(1) Technical report: €˜Regional Coastal Susceptibility Assessment for the Pacific Islands: Technical Report

(2) Summary report: Regional Coastal Susceptibility Assessment for the Pacific Islands: Summary Report.

This publication was produced under the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) programme as part of a Regional Coastal Susceptibility Assessment for the Pacific. 

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Patrick D. Nunn, Lalit Kumar, Ian Eliot, Roger F. McLean
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Copyright Commonwealth of Australia, 2014. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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Nunn, P., Kumar, L., Eliot, I. McLean, R. (2014). Regional Coastal Susceptibility Framework for the Pacific Islands. Report prepared for the Government of Australia, Department of Environment. Geomorphic sensitivity of islands in the Pacific Region to climate change. Sheet 3 of 3
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