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Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-level Rise Glossary and Acronyms

Description: 
Glossary, acronyms, and abbreviations of technical and scientific terms used throughout the Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise Report
Publishing Organization: 
Office of Air and Radiation/Office of Atmospheric Programs/Climate Change Division
Last Update: 
January 15, 2009
 

Terms & Acronyms


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100-year flood
access, lateral
access, perpendicular
access point
accretion
Advisory Base Flood Elevations
Albemarle-Pamlico
Areas of Environmental Concern
armoring
Association of State Floodplain Managers
Atlantic margin
avulsion
barrier island
barrier island rollover
barrier migration
barrier spit
base flood elevation
bathymetry
beach
beach nourishment
berm
bluff
breach
breakwater
bulkhead
Climate Change Science Program
Coastal Area Management Act
Coastal Barrier Resources Act
Coastal Facility Review Act
coastal plain
Coastal Resources Commission
Coastal Vulnerability Index
coastal zone
Coastal Zone Management
Coastal Zone Management Act
coastline
Comprehensive Coastal Management Plan
continental margin
continental shelf
continuously operating reference stations
contour interval
Cooperative Technical Partnership
current
datum
Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife
delta
Department of Environmental Conservation
deposition
depth of closure
digital elevation model
digital flood insurance rate maps
dike
discount rate
downdrift
dredge and fill
dune
ebb current
ebb tide delta
erosion
erosion-based setback
estuary
extratropical storm
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Geographic Data Committee
fetch
flood current
Flood Insurance Rate Maps
Flood Insurance Studies
flood tide delta
flooding
floodproofing
floodproofing, dry
floodproofing, wet
forcing
General Accountability Office (2007)
General Accounting Office (1982)
geographic information system
geologic framework
geomorphic
geomorphology
Global Earth Observation System of Systems
Global Positioning System
global sea-level rise
greatest conservation need
groin
high marsh
high water mark
highest observed water levels
hydrodynamic climate
inlet
Integrated Ocean Observing System
intensely developed area
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Coastal Zone Management Subgroup
intertidal
inundation
jetty
lagoon
levee
Light Detection And Ranging
limited development area
lithospheric
littoral
littoral cell
littoral transport
littoral zone
living shoreline
local mean sea level
long-lived infrastructure
longshore current
longshore transport
low marsh
margin, active
margin, passive
marsh
mean high water
mean high water mark
mean higher high water
Mean Low Water
Mean Lower Low Water
mean sea level
metadata
moral hazard
mudflat
National Academy of Sciences
National Climatic Data Center
National Digital Elevation Program
National Elevation Dataset
National Estuarine Research Reserve System
National Flood Insurance Program
National Geodetic Vertical Datum
national geodetic vertical datum of 1929
National Heritage Program
National Highway System
National Land Cover Data
National Map Accuracy Standards
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Park Service
National Research Council
National Standard for Spatial Data Accuracy
national tidal datum epoch
National Weather Service
National Wildlife Refuge
The Nature Conservancy
nearshore zone
No Adverse Impact
nontidal wetlands
nor'easter
North American Vertical Datum
North American vertical datum of 1988
northeaster
ordinary high water mark
outwash plain
overwash
Pacific margin
Physical Oceanographic RealTime System
pocket beach
Public Trust Doctrine
rebound
relative sea-level rise
resource conservation area
resource protection area
retreat
revetment
rip current
riprap
river diversion
rolling easement
rollover
root mean square error
salt marsh
saltwater intrusion
seawall
sediment(s)
sediment supply
setback
shoal
shore
shore protection
shoreface
shoreline
shoreline armoring
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
significant wave height
soft shore protection
Special Flood Hazard Area
spit
spring high water
still water flood level
storm surge
submerged aquatic vegetation
submergence
subsidence
surf zone
taxa
threshold
tidal currents
tidal datum
tidal freshwater marsh
tidal inlet
tidal range
tidal wetlands
tide-dominated
tide gauge
tide(s)
tidelands
tides, astronomical
tipping point
transgression
United States Army Corps of Engineers
United States Department of Transportation
United States Environmental Protection Agency
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
United States Geological Survey
updrift
V Zone
Virginia Public Beach Board
Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act
wave-dominated
wave run-up
waves
wetland accretion
wetland migration
wetlands
A Zone
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