Projecting Future Coastal Flooding Damages with Climate Change
8 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2013
Date Written: September 12, 2013
A scoping method for projecting coastal zone flood damage with climate change is described. The method links current flood damage estimates from climate impacts with estimated changes in parameters (such as flood frequency) from climate scenarios to produce estimates of future damages from climate change. The method is illustrated by an application to future insured flood damages in the highly urbanized coastal zone of New York State, USA.
Keywords: Climate Change, Urban Flood Damage, Future Damage Scenarios, Coastal Zones, Adaptation
JEL Classification: O18, O21, O22, Q51, Q54
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