Geomorphology and Vulnerability of Padang Kemunting Beach, Malacca

Wong, May Sze (2017) Geomorphology and Vulnerability of Padang Kemunting Beach, Malacca. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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The coastline of Malaysia has a unique socio-economic and biological importance. However, there are studies shows that Malaysia coastline are affected by beach erosion. Padang Kemunting Beach is the second largest Hawksbill sea turtle nesting site in Malaysia. Thus, this study aims to determine the geomorphological features of station and level of coastal vulnerability towards climate change at Padang Kemunting Beach. Methods used in this study were beach profile (Emery, 1961), shoreline tracing (Morton et al., 1993) using Global Positioning System (GPS) and Coastal Integrity Vulnerability Assessment Toolkit (CIVAT). In this study, the seasonal recovery for all stations are eroding except Station 5 and 6. The long-term shoreline trends showed stable at Site A and accrete at Site B and C. Vulnerability for Site A was medium whereas Site B and C have high vulnerability towards climate change. Questionnaire showed the awareness level of local communities are low. Hence, awareness program should be improved to increase awareness level of local communities.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate Change, Coastal Integrity Vulnerable Assessment Tools (CIVAT), Beach Profile, Shoreline Tracing, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QE Geology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2019 07:53
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2021 11:57

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