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Mid-Atlantic Coastal Habitats and Environmental Implications of Sea Level Rise

Hampton Roads, Virginia

A. Shellenbarger Jones and C. Bosch. 2008. The Chesapeake Bay Shoreline near Hampton Roads. In J.G. Titus and E.M. Strange (eds.), Background Documents Supporting Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.1: Coastal Elevations and Sensitivity to Sea Level Rise, EPA 430-R-07-004. U.S. EPA, Washington, DC.

This paper is one of seventeen short assessments of mid-Atlantic species potentially threatened by the loss of habitat resulting from rising sea level and the expected resulting shore protection. In conducting the review, the authors examined elevation maps, expected development and shore protection,projections of wetland loss, and sea level planning maps.

For additional reports focused on the implications of rising sea level, go to More Sea Level Rise Reports.

This document has been reviewed in accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency peer and administrative review policies and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. Please send comments to James G. Titus, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. 20460.

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