Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Institute History (VIMS)
VIMS 75th Anniversary Alumni Research Symposium
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA
Social indices on census tract and other geopolitical levels are increasingly being considered to inform decision making. In a flooding and sea level rise context, the likelihood of an area flooding is an important component of adaptation and the decision-making framework, however it is frequently modeled on a continuous scale. In our work, we have developed an index of physical vulnerability to flooding on a census tract scale, specifically designed to complement social vulnerability indices.
Poster, VIMS 75th Anniversary, Institute History, Alumni, Sea Level Rise
Renaud, Alexander D.; Nunez, Karinna; Mitchell, Molly; and Hershner, Carl. "Informing social decision making: Physical vulnerability to sea level rise". 10-9-2015. VIMS 75th Anniversary Alumni Research Symposium.