December 13, 2010

Impacts of Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise: A Preliminary Case Study of Mombasa, Kenya

by Abiy S. Kebede, Robert J. Nicholls, Susan Hanson and Mustafa Mokrech

- This GIS-based study provides a first quantitative estimate, both now and through the 21st Century, of the number of people and associated economic assets potentially exposed to coastal flooding due to sea-level rise and storm surges in Mombasa. The methods used here could be applied more widely to other coastal cities in Africa and elsewhere to better understand present and future exposure and worst-case risks due to climate change and rising sea levels.

Kebede, A. S., R. J. Nicholls, S. Hanson, and M. Mokrech (2010). "Impacts of Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise: A Preliminary Case Study of Mombasa, Kenya." Tyndall Working Paper No. 146, Oct 2010.