Vulnerability of New Jersey's Coastal Habitats to Sea Level Rise

This report is the product of a study determining which developed areas in coastal New Jersey are vulnerable to sea-level rise in ways that could negatively impact sandy beach and wetland habitats. It is intended to be used in a way that can provide information for coastal management and development decisions.

Using a GIS approach, the authors identified where development in vulnerable areas could restrict the migration of the shoreline. The study also identifies those areas where wetlands are either free to retreat or obstructed by development.

Publication Date: January 2007

Authors or Affiliated Users:

  • Aaron Love
  • Richard G. Lathrop

Related Organizations:

  • Rutgers Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA)


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Resource Types:

  • Assessment

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