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TitleCanCoast 2.0: data and indices to describe the sensitivity of Canada's marine coasts to changing climate
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AuthorManson, G K; Couture, N J; James, T S
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8551, 2019, 18 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/314669 (Open Access)
LinksReport - Rapport (pdf)
Year2019
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf (Adobe® Reader®); rtf; dbf; shp; xml
ProvinceCanada; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Quebec; Yukon; Prince Edward Island; British Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut
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Subjectsenvironmental geology; marine geology; coastal environment; marine environments; climate; sea level changes; shorelines; sea ice; permafrost; ground ice; tides; bedrock geology; lithology; igneous rocks; intrusive rocks; volcanic rocks; metamorphic rocks; sedimentary rocks; sediments; sands; silts; gravels; clays; glacial deposits; tills; moraines; organic deposits; peat; climate change; wave heights; backshore slopes; blocks; rubble; diamicton; stones; mucks; tidal range; coastal sensitivity index; terrain sensitivity; environmental impact; datasets
Illustrationssatellite images; photographs; tables; histograms; geoscientific sketch maps
ProgramCoastal Infrastructure, Climate Change Geoscience
Released2019 06 05
AbstractBaseline mapping of coastal characteristics and understanding of the dynamic response of coastal sensitivity to environmental changes provide a strong foundation for climate change adaptation in Canada's coastal regions. CanCoast is a collection of datasets that describe the physical characteristics of Canada's marine coasts. It includes datasets that are not expected to change through time (such as coastal materials and backshore slope), and some that are projected to change as climate changes (such as wave height and mean sea level). CanCoast includes: sea-level change (early and late 21st century); wave-heights including the effects of sea ice (early and late 21st century); ground ice content; coastal materials; tidal range; and backshore slope. These are mapped to a common high-resolution shoreline and used to calculate indices that show the generalised coastal sensitivity of Canada's marine coasts in early and late 21st century climates, and the spatially-variable change in sensitivity between the early and the late 21st century. Because of the scales of the input data, the generalised indices are best used to identify regions that differ in sensitivity to changing climate, rather than local properties or coastal infrastructure with specific characteristics that cannot be resolved in this national-scale approach.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Adapting to climate change along Canada's marine coasts requires baseline mapping of coastal sensitivity and how it may change. CanCoast is a collection of datasets that describe the physical characteristics of Canada¿s marine coasts. It includes datasets that are not expected to change through time, and some that are expected to change as climate changes. CanCoast includes: wave-heights including the effects of sea ice (early and late 21st century); sea-level change (early and late century); ground ice content; coastal materials; tidal range; and backshore slope. These are mapped to a common high-resolution shoreline and used to calculate indices that show the coastal sensitivity of Canada¿s marine coasts in early and late 21st century climates, and the spatial variability in changing sensitivity.
GEOSCAN ID314669