Geoinformatics & Geostatistics: An OverviewISSN: 2327-4581

Reach Us +1 850 900 2634
All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.

Coastal Vulnerability Indices: Constraints and Opportunities of Nagapattinam Region, Tamil Nadu, India

Coastal vulnerability and sensitivity indices accept that the addition of socio-economic variables defining the vulnerable areas. These studies envisage the incorporation of socio-economic variables into a GIS based coastal vulnerability index for shoreline management of Nagapattinam. a socio-economic sub-index was developed to contribute potentially one third of the overall index score, the other components consisted of coastal forcing and coastal characteristic sub-indices. All variables were ranked on separately 1-5 scale with 5 being the most vulnerable. The variables were integrated with sub-indices and the sub-indices were combined to produce the
overall index.

Most previously developed coastal vulnerability/sensitivity indices acknowledge that the addition of socio-economic variables would assist in defining vulnerable areas. The area of Nagapattinam having the greatest influence from the socio-economic index as might be expected, given its sheltered position and high level of
infrastructure of the eleven areas, Velankanni has the highest score in the coastal forcing sub-index, followed by Vettaikaraniruppu, while Velanganni is dominated by the coastal characteristics subindex as is the Nagapattinam. 

Special Features

Full Text

View

Track Your Manuscript

Share This Page

Media Partners

Associations