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TitleSea level rise in Canada
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AuthorShaw, J; Taylor, R B; Forbes, D L; Solomon, S
SourceA synthesis of geological hazards in Canada; by Brooks, G R (ed.); Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 548, 2001 p. 225-226, 1 sheet, https://doi.org/10.4095/212220 (Open Access)
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Year2001
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentserial
Lang.English
MapsPublication contains 1 map
Map Info.hydrogeological, sea-level rise, 1:6,750,000
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Brooks, G R; (2001). A synthesis of geological hazards in Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin no. 548
File formatpdf
ProvinceCanada
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AreaBeaufort SEa; Placentia; Bay of Fundy; Eastern Shore; Western Shore; Northern Shore
Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -50.0000 90.0000 41.7500
Subjectsenvironmental geology; hydrogeology; Nature and Environment; sea level changes; sea level fluctuations; paleo-sea levels; coastal environment; coastal studies; coastal erosion; coastal management; floods; health hazards; climate change; geological hazards
Illustrationssketch maps; block diagrams; photographs; graphs
Released2001 04 01
AbstractCanadian coasts are threatened by a global sea-level rise of 49 cm by 2100, due to the effects of climate change. This contribution shows the sensitivity of the coasts of Canada to this increase. The largest region of high sensitivity comprises much of the coasts of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick. In the Arctic, the coast of the Beaufort Sea is highly sensitive. On the Pacific coast, areas of high sensitivity are the urbanized Fraser River delta and parts of Graham Island. The chief hazards associated with sea-level rise are the loss of property and infrastructure as a result of coastal erosion, and the damage to agricultural land, property, and infrastructure by flooding. Four examples are illustrated: Beaufort Sea; Placentia, Newfoundland; eastern shore, Nova Scotia; and head of the Bay of Fundy.
GEOSCAN ID212220