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Probabilities of Sea Level Rise and Adaptive Planning Strategies in Indramayu Regency, Indonesia

Koesindriyani, Indri (2010) Probabilities of Sea Level Rise and Adaptive Planning Strategies in Indramayu Regency, Indonesia.

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Abstract:Sea level rise is a significant and growing threat to the coastal region of Indramayu Regency, Indonesia. This area as one of cities in Northern Coast Java has important role in supporting economic activities. Increasing rates of sea level rise are expected to lead to permanent inundation, and saline intrusion in low-lying coastal areas. This research presents an assessment of the expected impacts with cumulative effect and cumulative probabilities. It projects future sea level rise based on local measurement with normalized projection and applies it to digital elevation models to illustrate the extent to which the Indramayu coast is vulnerable. Then suggest adaptation options opportunities for managing coastal areas in response to sea level rise. The method applied in this research can be divided into 3 main steps, following the 3 research objectives: mapping inundated areas based on determined scenario, calculating land loss as a sea level rise impact, and recommending adaptation options including visualization to minimize the impacts. It is estimated that around 30% of Indramayu’s land area will be affected by inundation from various scenarios. The result recommends that there are 3 adaptation option such as accommodation, protection, and retreat that can be applied in this area. Keywords: sea level rise, inundation, adaptation option
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ITC: Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
Programme:Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation MSc (75014)
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