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Sea-Level Rise: A White Paper on the Measurements of Sea-Level Rise in New Jersey and A Perspective on the Implications for Management



This document recognizes that decision-makers must anticipate the effects of sea-level rise and incorporate into management plans mitigation strategies aimed at enhancing public safety and reducing exposure of the coastal zone. In order to facilitate appropriate decision making, the study details the characteristics and impacts of sea-level rise in general, and reviews the available data concerning the history, forecasts, and consequences of sea-level rise in New Jersey. The historical and projected impacts of sea-level rise on the effects of storms are also examined. The report concludes with management strategy recommendations, in the form of suggestions for state policy, that comprise structural solutions and plans for encouraging land use change

Topics: beach, climate change, coastal zone, erosion, land use, wetlands, storm, mitigation, sea-level rise, barrier island, hazard, shore
Publisher: Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey : Office of Land and Water Planning, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Year: 1996
DOI identifier: 10.7282/T3CC11HT
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