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dc.contributor.authorTutulic, Marija R.
dc.contributor.authorShamseldin, Asaad
dc.contributor.authorDe Costa, Gregory
dc.description.abstractThe sea level rise in the Wellington Region has been studied recently and results have been presented in the report Sea-level variability and trends: Wellington Region (Bell and Hannah, 2012). In the last 100 years the sea level rise had an average yearly rate of 2.03 ± 0.15 mm relatively to the inner-city landmass. The total increase of the sea level of 0.2 m was accelerated in past 10 years by the “slow-slip events from the tectonic processes under Wellington city” (Bell and Hannah, 2012) with an average annual rate of 1.7 mm/year. In the research is predicted that by the 2090 sea level will increase by 0.8 m and by 2115 almost 1 m. These predictions were based upon the current sea-level monitoring. The authors have suggested that studies should cover four different cases of sea level rise regardless of the time period: 0.5 m, 1.5 m, 2.0 m and 2.5 m. Therefore the loss of land will be analysed for those four cases. The loss of the land in the LHGZ due to sea level rise was estimated by using ArcGIS (ESRI, 2012). The affected area by the sea level is defined by the corresponding contour, 0.5 m, 1.0 m, 1.5 m and 2.0 m, and the coast line which corresponds to 0 m contour and the sea level at present day. Loss of the land varies from 0.84 km2 for 0.5m increase up to 1.70 km2 for the increase of 2.0 m. The area of inland part of the LHGZ is 26.2 km2, therefore the loss of the land expressed in percentage is varying from 3.23% to 6.51%.en_NZ
dc.publisherInternational Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Researchen_NZ
dc.subjectWellington Region (New Zealand)en_NZ
dc.subjectsea level riseen_NZ
dc.subjectland lossen_NZ
dc.subjectinundation modellingen_NZ
dc.titleLoss of land surface resulting from sea level rise and climate changeen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderInternational Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden090509 Water Resources Engineeringen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationTutulic, M., Shemseldin, A., & De Costa, G. S. (2015, July). Loss of land surface resulting from sea level rise and climate change. IAHR (Ed.), Proceedings of the 36th IAHR Congress.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institutionUniversity of Aucklanden_NZ
unitec.publication.titleProceedings of the 36th Congress of the IAHR (International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research)en_NZ
unitec.conference.titleThe 36th Congress of the IAHR (International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgInternational Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationDelft - The Hague, The Netherlandsen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Aucklanden_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaConstruction + Engineering

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