A Discussion of the Potential Impacts of Climate Change on the Shorelines of the Northeastern USA

This report, prepared for the 2007 Northeast Climate Impact Assessment (see separate entry), provides a broad overview of how sea-level rise will impact the coast of the northeastern United States. Different possible rates of sea-level rise and the primary impact of shoreline retreat is discussed. The report explains how local features determine the extent of shoreline retreat in a given area and addresses how sea-level rise could affect different ecosystems, including estuaries, salt marshes, and barrier island systems.

Publication Date: July 10, 2007

Authors or Affiliated Users:

  • Andrew D. Ashton
  • Jeffrey P. Donnelly
  • Rob L. Evans

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  • Assessment

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