Application of GIS/Geomatics to Areas affected by Subsiding Land and Rising Sea: Simulation of Risks and Identification of At-Risk Infrastructure
Combined effect of land subsidence and sea level rise poses a significant longterm threat of coastal land inundation. It jeopardizes infrastructure located in these areas. A detailed GIS method that adopts historical land elevation data of a region collected by a continuous monitoring and surveying network is discussed and detailed in this paper. Authors simulated the risks of land inundation for varying periods in future and identified at-risk infrastructure located in the affected area with the help of the GIS. The risks were forecasted for next 100 years, with 10-year increments starting from 2014. Some of the infrastructure assets located in some of the coastal areas of Gulf of Mexico were chosen as an example of at-risks assets for this study. Authorities such as state departments of transportation would use this approach in identifying the at-risk infrastructure and plan for their short-term and long-term response accordingly.
S. Tewari et al., "Application of GIS/Geomatics to Areas affected by Subsiding Land and Rising Sea: Simulation of Risks and Identification of At-Risk Infrastructure," Pipelines 2019: Condition Assessment, Construction, and Rehabilitation -- Proceedings of Sessions of the Pipelines 2019 Conference, pp. 625-634, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Jul 2019.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482490.067
Pipelines 2019 Conference: Condition Assessment, Construction, and Rehabilitation (2019: Jul. 21-24, Nashville, TN)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Floods; Sea level, Combined effect; Continuous monitoring; Elevation data; Gulf of Mexico; Infrastructure assets; Land subsidence; Sea level rise; State departments of transportations, Pipelines
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Article - Conference proceedings
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01 Jul 2019