Accession Number : ADA602243


Title :   A Methodology for Assessing the Impact of Sea Level Rise on Representative Military Installations in the Southwestern United States (RC-1703)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 2009-2013


Corporate Author : SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER PACIFIC SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Chadwick, Bart ; Wang, Pei F ; Brand, Marrisa ; Flick, Reinhard ; Young, Adam ; O'Reilly, William ; Bromirski, Peter ; Crampton, Walter ; Guza, Robert ; Helly, John


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a602243.pdf


Report Date : 03 Mar 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 687


Abstract : The objective of the project was to develop an analysis framework and methodologies for evaluation of coastal military installation vulnerabilities and test them under prescribed scenarios of increased local mean sea level over the next century. Methodologies were developed to assess the potential scope and magnitude of impacts from physical effects of flooding, inundation, erosion, seawater intrusion, and alteration of tidal flows. Assessment methodologies targeted potential vulnerabilities of buildings, civil infrastructure, training areas, and waterfront and coastal structures. The project focused on conditions in the southwestern United States and utilized the key coastal military installations at Naval Base Coronado and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to test the approach.


Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS , *MILITARY FACILITIES , *SEA LEVEL , BEACH EROSION , BEACHES , CLIFFS , DAMAGE , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , EROSION , FLOODING , GROUND WATER , IMPACT , INFRASTRUCTURE , METHODOLOGY , OCEAN TIDES , OPTICAL RADAR , RESILIENCE , SEA WATER , TIDES , VULNERABILITY , WATERFRONT STRUCTURES , WAVES


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Geodesy
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE