DEALING WITH AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT FROM CLIMATE CHANGE AT EBEYE, MARSHALL ISLANDS: STRUCTURAL PROTECTION AGAINST STORM EROSION AND WAVE OVERTOPPING
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DEALING WITH AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT FROM CLIMATE CHANGE AT EBEYE, MARSHALL ISLANDS: STRUCTURAL PROTECTION AGAINST STORM EROSION AND WAVE OVERTOPPING. (2023). Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 37, structures.64. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v37.structures.64

Abstract

Located in the Pacific between Australia and Hawaii, the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) is one of the World’s smallest, most isolated and vulnerable nations. Ebeye, a small low-lying and densely populated island on Kwajalein Atoll (Figure 1), is at risk from coastal inundation and erosion due to swell waves and typhoons. Impacts will be magnified as sea levels rise. The key engineering performance Objectives and Level of Service (LOS) standards include design life, acceptable structural damage and wave overtopping, and time-dependent climate change effects including sea level rise and changes in typhoon intensity.
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References

Deltares (2016): Coastal Risk Assessment for Ebeye, Technical report 1230829-001, edition B

Deltares (2021): Coastal Risk Assessment for Ebeye, Update based on 2019 LiDAR elevation data, 11205176-002-ZKS-0004, 29/9/21

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