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Title: Coastal ecological sensitivity and risk assessment: a case study of sea level change in Apodi River (Atlantic Ocean), Northeast Brazil
Authors: Boori, Mukesh Singh
Amaro, Venerando Eustáquio
Vital, Helenice
Keywords: Coastal planning;Land use;Satellite data;Vulnerability
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Citation: BOORI, M. S. ; AMARO, V. E. ; VITAL, Helenice . Coastal ecological sensitivity and risk assessment: A case study of sea level change in Apodi River (Atlantic Ocean), Northeast Brazil.. Internatioanl Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, v. 1, p. 127-136, 2010. Disponível em: Acesso em: 14 dez. 2020.
Portuguese Abstract: The present study has been carried out with a view to calculate the coastal vulnerability index (CVI) to know the high and low sensitive areas and area of inundation due to future SLR. Both conventional and remotely sensed data were used and analyzed through the modelling technique. Out of the total study area, 8.26% is very high risk, 14.21% high, 9.36% medium, 22.46% low and 7.35% in the very low vulnerable category, due to costal components. Results of the inundation analysis indicate that 225.2 km² and 397 km² of the land area will be submerged by flooding at 1m and 10m inundation levels. The most severely affected sectors are expected to be the residential, industrial and recreational areas. As this coast is planned for future coastal developmental activities, measures such as industrializations, building regulation, urban growth planning and agriculture, development of an integrated coastal zone management, strict enforcement of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Act, monitoring of impacts and further research in this regard are recommended for the study area
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