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Developing Coastal Adaptation to Climate Change in the New York City Infrastructure-Shed: Process, Approach, Tools, and StrategiesWhile current rates of sea level rise and associated coastal flooding in the New York City region appear to be manageable by stakeholders responsible for communications, energy, transportation, and water infrastructure, projections for sea level rise and associated flooding in the future, especially those associated with rapid icemelt of the Greenland and West Antarctic Icesheets, may be beyond the range of current capacity because an extreme event might cause flooding and inundation beyond the planning and preparedness regimes. This paper describes the comprehensive process, approach, and tools developed by the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) in conjunction with the region s stakeholders who manage its critical infrastructure, much of which lies near the coast. It presents the adaptation approach and the sea-level rise and storm projections related to coastal risks developed through the stakeholder process. Climate change adaptation planning in New York City is characterized by a multi-jurisdictional stakeholder-scientist process, state-of-the-art scientific projections and mapping, and development of adaptation strategies based on a risk-management approach.
Document ID
20110011236
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Authors
Rosenzweig, Cynthia
(NASA Goddard Inst. for Space Studies New York, NY, United States)
Solecki, William D.
(City Univ. of New York NY, United States)
Blake, Reginald
(City Univ. of New York NY, United States)
Bowman, Malcolm
(State Univ. of New York Stony Brook, NY, United States)
Faris, Craig
Gornitz, Vivien
(Columbia Univ. New York, NY, United States)
Horton, Radley
(Columbia Univ. New York, NY, United States)
Jacob, Klaus
(Columbia Univ. New York, NY, United States)
LeBlanc, Alice
(Rutgers Univ. Newark, NJ, United States)
Leichenko, Robin
(Columbia Univ. New York, NY, United States)
Linkin, Megan
Major, David
(Columbia Univ. New York, NY, United States)
O'Grady, Megan
(Columbia Univ. New York, NY, United States)
Patrick, Lesley
(City Univ. of New York NY, United States)
Sussman, Edna
Yohe, Gary
(NASA Goddard Inst. for Space Studies New York, NY, United States)
Zimmerman, Rae
(New York Univ. New York, NY, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
June 30, 2010
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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