Relative Coastal Vulnerability Assessment of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park (KAHO) to Sea-Level Rise

Elizabeth A. Pendleton, E. Robert Thieler, S. Jeffress Williams

USGS Open-File Report 2005-1248

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Relative Coastal Vulnerability for Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. The colored shoreline represents the relative coastal vulnerability index (CVI) determined from the six variables.  The very high vulnerability shoreline is located along sand beach fronting Aimakapa Fishpond where geomorphology is most vulnerable and waves are highest. The low vulnerability shoreline lies within the protected area of Honokohau Harbor.

The Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI) provides insight into the relative potential of coastal change due to future sea-level rise. The maps and data presented here can be viewed in at least two ways: 1) as an indication of where physical changes are most likely to occur as sea-level rises; and 2) as a planning tool for Kaloko-Honokohau National HistoricalPark.


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