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IJESD 2014 Vol.5(6): 533-538 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.540

Coastal Vulnerability Assessment towards Sustainable Management of Peninsular Malaysia Coastline

Mohd Fauzi Mohamad, Lee Hin Lee, and Mohd Kamarul Huda Samion
Abstract—The main objective of the present study is to develop a coastal vulnerability index (CVI) for the Peninsular Malaysia coastline. This study incorporated six variables to assess the CVI for the study area. These six variables consist of geomorphology, shoreline change rate, maximum current speed, maximum tidal range, significant wave height and sea level rise. The ranking is on a linear scale from 1 to 5 in order of increasing vulnerability; value 1 represents the lowest risk ranking assigned to the coastline whereas value 5 ranks the coastline with the highest risk. A total of 1963 km of coastline was evaluated and of this, 3.3% of the mapped shoreline is classified as being extreme vulnerability, 11% of Peninsular Malaysia shoreline is classified as very high vulnerability and 40 % as high vulnerability. The implementation of the Management Plan would dependent on the co-operations of the government departments and agencies, private sector and the public.

Index Terms—Coastal vulnerability index, wave height, beach materials, current speed, back shore.

The authors are with the National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM), Malaysia (e-mail: fauzi@nahrim.gov.my, hllee@nahrim.gov.my, kamarul@nahrim.gov.my).

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Cite:Coastal Vulnerability Assessment towards Sustainable Management of Peninsular Malaysia Coastline, "Mohd Fauzi Mohamad, Lee Hin Lee, and Mohd Kamarul Huda Samion," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 533-538, 2014.

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