This paper presents a first estimate of the exposure of the world’s large port cities (population exceeding one million inhabitants in 2005) to coastal flooding due to sea-level rise and storm surge now and in the 2070s, taking into account scenarios of socio-economic and climate changes.

Author names: 
Hanson, S.
Nicholls, R.
Ranger, N.
Hallegatte, S.
Corfee-Morlot, J.
Herweijer, C.
Chateau, J.
Year: 
2011
Reference: 

Hanson, S., Nicholls, R., Ranger, N., Hallegatte, S., Corfee-Morlot, J., Herweijer, C., & Chateau, J. (2011). A global ranking of port cities with high exposure to climate extremes. Climatic Change, 104(1), 89–111. doi:10.1007/s10584-010-9977-4

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