THE HUMAN ECOLOGY OF COASTAL FLOOD HAZARD IN MEGALOPOLIS.
THORNTHWAITE (C W) ASSOCIATES ELMER NJ LAB OF CLIMATOLOGY
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A comprehensive research study on coastal settlement in relation to storm hazard, stimulated by the great Atlantic storm of March 6 and 7, 1962 which affected the Eastern coast of the United States from North Carolina to New Hampshire. The geographers who are the authors of this book utilized a new method of research, an attempt to measure the over-all extent of changes in shoreline use at three points in time by use of an air photo sample survey, which represented a 10 per cent coverage of the study shore of 1302 miles. Individual chapters in this well-illustrated research report cover A Geographic Approach to Coastal Storm Hazard The Research Method and Strategy The Magnitude and Extent of Coast Development Patterns of Coastal Occupance A Typology Human Adjustment to Coastal Flooding The Choice of Adjustment and The Human Use of the Shore. In the latter chapter, Federal, State, and Local Government Policy Implications are considered, including a suggested framework for zoning for tidal flood-damage reduction. Author
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology