Geomorphic sensitivity of islands in the Pacific Region to climate change - Sheet 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

Area or single point? Area
North Latitude 21.235
South Latitude -28.940
East Longitude 128.390
West Longitude -147.74
Projection World Mercator (central meridian at 180 degrees, geographic coordinate system is WGS 84)

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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Detailed Descriptions
Poster, Image
040104 - Climate Change Processes, 040601 - Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution, 040399 - Geology not elsewhere classified;
Geographic and Temporal Extents
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Attributions and Constraints
Google Earth for - Licensing: NOAA data for polygons - As of version 2.2.2, GSHHG is released under the GNU Lesser General Public license. © Commonwealth of Australia, 2014. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
Lead Researcher: Lalit Kumar Cartography by Cate MacGregor, University of New England. Acknowledgements: Contributors: Roger McLean, Ian Eliot, Patrick Nunn Various datasets were provided by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community's Applied Geoscience and Technology Division (SOPAC) and the University of New England. This map has been produced by the University of New England and funded by the Department of the Environment under the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) Program.
Nunn, P., K um ar, L., Eliot, I. McLean, R. (2014). Regional Coastal Susceptibility Framework for the Pacific Islands. Report prepared for the Government of Australia, Department of the Environment, 77 p. [38 figures, 35 tables], Associate Professor Lalit Kumar University of New England Email: