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Title Impacts of climate change on transportation and infrastructure : a Gulf Coast study / Iason Pavlopoulos, editor.
Imprint New York : NOVA, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., [2010]
©2010.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Climate change and its causes, effects and prediction.
Climate change and its causes, effects, and prediction series.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
English.
Description based on print version record.
Subject Roads -- Design and construction -- Climatic factors -- Gulf Coast (U.S.)
Climatic changes -- Gulf Coast (U.S.)
Gulf Coast (U.S.) -- Climate.
Storms -- Gulf Coast (U.S.)
Floods -- Gulf Coast (U.S.)
Sustainable engineering -- Gulf Coast (U.S.)
Transportation -- Environmental aspects -- Gulf Coast (U.S.)
Infrastructure (Economics) -- Gulf Coast (U.S.)
United States -- Gulf Coast.
Contents IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE -- A GULF COAST STUDY; CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS CAUSES, EFFECTS AND PREDICTION; CONTENTS; PREFACE; EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; ABSTRACT; THE GULF COAST STUDY AREA; Physical and Natural Environment; The Gulf Coast Transportation Network; THE GULF COAST CLIMATE IS CHANGING; CLIMATE CHANGE HAS IMPLICATIONS FOR GULF COAST TRANSPORTATION; CLIMATE CHANGE CONSIDERATIONS NEED TO BE INCORPORATED IN TRANSPORTATION DECISIONS; Transportation Planning Processes; New Approaches to Incorporate Climate Information; Adaptation Strategies.
FUTURE RESEARCH WOULD BENEFIT DECISION MAKERSWHY STUDY CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON TRANSPORTATION?; 1.1. THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING; 1.2. HOW WILL CHANGES IN CLIMATE AFFECT TRANSPORTATION?; 1.2.1. What Are the Challenges to Research?; 1.3. STATE OF SCIENCE REGARDING CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON TRANSPORTATION; 1.3.1. Overview of State of Practice; 1.3.2. Major Sponsors Conducting Related Research; 1.3.3. State of Technical Analysis; 1.3.4. Impacts, Assessment, and Adaptation; 1.3.5. Direct Climate Impacts on Transportation Addressed in Existing Literature; Increasing Temperatures.
Increasing PrecipitationRising Sea Levels; Changes in Storm Activity; 1.3.6. Indirect Climate Impacts on Transportation Addressed in Existing Literature; Economic; Environmental; Demographic; Security; 1.3.7. Decision Making Processes and Tools; Institutional Changes; Uncertainty and Probability; Approaches to Risk Analysis and Impact Assessment; 1.4. CONCLUSIONS DRAWN FROM CURRENT LITERATURE ON THE STATE OF RESEARCH; 1.5. GULF COAST STUDY SELECTION, OBJECTIVES, AND ORGANIZATION; 1.5.1. Study Selection; 1.5.2. Gulf Coast Study Objectives and Three Phases.
1.5.3. Study Organization and Oversight1.5.4. Characterizing Uncertainty; 1.6. SOURCES; 1.6.1. References; 1.6.2. Background Sources; WHY STUDY THE GULF COAST?; 2.1. OVERVIEW OF THE STUDY REGION; 2.1.1. Regional and National Significance; 2.1.2. Study Area Boundaries; 2.1.3. Structure of This Chapter; 2.2. THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IN THE GULF COAST REGION; 2.2.1. Overview of the Intermodal Transportation System in the Gulf Coast Region; Passenger Travel; Freight Transport; Intermodal Facilities; Emergency Management; 2.2.2. Modal Characteristics; Highways; Highway Network and Usage.
Intermodal ConnectorsBridges; Other Facilities; Transit; Fixed Guideway (Light Rail); Fixed-Route Buses; Paratransit; Other Facilities; Rail; Freight Rail; Passenger Rail; Marine Facilities and Waterways; Freight Handling Ports and Waterways; Waterborne Freight Types and Volumes; Key Commodities and Industries; Nonfreight Marine Facilities; Aviation; Pipelines; 2.3. GULF COAST PHYSICAL SETTING AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT; 2.3.1. Geomorphology; 2.3.2. Current Elevation and Subsidence; 2.3.3. Sediment Erosion, Accretion, and Transport; 2.3.4. Land Use and Land Cover.
Other Author Pavlopoulos, Iason.
Other Title Print version: Impacts of climate change on transportation and infrastructure 9781607414247 (hardcover)