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Predicting coastal flooding and wetland loss

Fact Sheet 094-97

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Abstract

The southeastern coastal region encompasses vast areas of wetland habitat important to wildlife and other economically valuable natural resources. Located on the interface between sea and land, these wetland habitats are affected by both sea-level rise and hurricanes, and possibly by hydroperiod associated with regional climatic shifts. Increased sea level is expected to accompany global warming because of higher sea temperatures and ice melt. To help determine the effects of sea-level rise on these wetlands, USGS scientists created computer models of coastal flooding and wetland loss.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Predicting coastal flooding and wetland loss
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
094-97
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
National Wetlands Research Center
Description:
2 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Florida
Other Geospatial:
Gulf Of Mexico;St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge