A Methodology for Assessing the Impact of Sea Level Rise on Representative Military Installation in the Southwestern United States (RC-1703)
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER PACIFIC SAN DIEGO CA
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The objective of the project was to develop an analysis framework and methodologies for evaluation of coastal military installation vulnerabilities and test them under prescribed scenarios of increased local mean sea level 0.5 meters, 1.0 meters, 1.5 meters and 2.0 meters over the next century. Methodologies were developed to assess the potential scope and magnitude of impacts from physical effects of flooding wetting that occurs infrequently, inundation wetting occurs regularly, erosion, seawater intrusion, and alteration of tidal flows. Assessment methodologies targeted potential vulnerabilities of buildings, civil infrastructure, training areas, and waterfront and coastal structures. The project focused on conditions in the southwestern United States U.S. and utilized the key coastal military installations at Naval Base Coronado NBC and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton MCBCP to test the approach.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies