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TitleArctic coastal dynamics under changing relative sea level and environmental forcing, Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorSt-Hilaire, D; Bell, T; Forbes, D LORCID logo; Taylor, R B
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Scientific Presentation no. 7, 2010, 1 sheet, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf; JPEG2000
NTS38; 39; 48; 49; 58; 59; 68; 69; 78; 79; 88; 89; 98; 99; 120; 340; 560
AreaArctic Archipelago; Cape Charles Yorke; Baffin Island; Cornwallis Island; Cape Martyr; Sight Point; Griffith Island
Lat/Long WENS-128.0000 -64.0000 84.0000 72.0000
Subjectsmarine geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; environmental geology; Nature and Environment; coastal environment; coastal studies; coastal erosion; coastal management; arctic geology; climate, arctic; environmental analysis; environmental studies; environmental impacts; sea level changes; sea level fluctuations; Climate change
Illustrationsphotographs; graphs; images
ProgramClimate Change Geoscience
Released2010 09 22
AbstractChanges in climate variables and relative sea-level (RSL) are ongoing in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago (CAA). These regional changes threaten to modify the nature and timescale of arctic coastal processes. Further local variables such as bathymetry, sediment source and exposure to fetch alter the response of coastal systems to changing climate and RSL. Increased sediment erosion, transport and deposition will create a more dynamic coastline. Arctic communities need an assessment of the sensitivity of their coastline for decision-making and adaptation planning.

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