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Updated 12 October, 2003

Climate Action Report 2002
The United States of America's Third National Communication Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Chapter 6: Impacts and Adaptation
May 2002

FIGURE 6-10 Projected Rates of Annual Erosion along U.S. Shorelines

The U.S. coastal areas that are most vulnerable to future increases in sea level are those with low relief and those that are already experiencing rapid erosion rates, such as the Southeast and Gulf Coast.

Source: U.S. Geological Survey Coastal Geology Program, as presented in NAST 2000.

Projected Rates of Annual Erosion along US Shorelines


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