Information Manual 2: Understanding sea-level rise and climate change, and associated impacts on the coastal zone
Author: Mark Siebentritt
This manual provides information that can improve the understanding of coastal planners and managers about sea-level rise and climate change and their associated impacts on the coastal zone. The primary focus is on sea-level rise, but other changes in the oceans such as sea surface temperature and pH (a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions in water and hence acidity) are also considered briefly, particularly in the context of coastal impacts. The manual is targeted at planners and managers who require an introduction to the key concepts about management of the coastal zone. It has been informed by interactions with coastal managers and policymakers across state and local governments.