Future Shoreline Changes
An attempt is made to understand what happens if future wind and waves are generated using regional climate models and shoreline change and sediment transport is determined on that basis instead of historical wind and wave data. The study is done for three different types of shorelines, namely, an uninterrupted coastal stretch, the coast interrupted by an artificial structure and the coast interrupted by natural features. In general intensified waves, sediment transport and shoreline changes are noticed. The vulnerability of these coasts to future environmental and socio-economic variables is assessed on the basis of coastal vulnerability index.