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How to use this map

Choose between three different maps
Use the tabs to choose one of the three maps:

Regulate flood Level
Use the Map Inundation Increment slider (in the "Map and Chart Controls" section of this sidebar) to increase or decrease sea level

Interact with Graphs and Charts
Hover over with the mouse on the graphs and charts in the "Map and Chart Controls" section of this sidebar to get relevant national numerical figures

Zoom and Pan
The maps cover the entire Israeli Mediterranean coastline - Use your mouse to zoom and pan to the area of your choice

Retrieve Municipal Data
Click on the inundated areas on the map to retrieve municipal level figures, graphs and charts in pop-up windows

Information About the Maps
Click the "About" section in this sidebar for a description of the methodology and data behind each of the maps

About

Population at Risk

Social and economic data were collected at different aggregate levels and re- distributed spatially in order to generate estimates of the costs of SLR in social and economic terms, at a level of spatial disaggregation not generally available. To facilitate this we make use of a GIS buildings layer that identifies each structure and its use. the use of GIS allows for the disaggregation of spatial units (for example total inhabitants per statistical area) into micro units (inhabitants per building) and their re-aggregation into discrete units such as municipalities.

For more information on the data, methodology and the way this map was created see:
Lichter M, Felsenstein D (2012) Assessing the Costs of Sea Level Rise and Extreme Flooding at the Local Level: A GIS-Based Approach. Ocean and Coastal Management 59:47-62
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0964569111002249

Acknowledgement: This research is partially based on work done in the SECOA (Solutions for Environmental Contrasts in Coastal Areas) research project funded by the European Commission, Seventh Framework Programme 2007-2013 under Grant Agreement n° 244251

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Last updated on: 18 May 2013