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Abstract

Over the past five years, the U.S. Department of Transportation has been conducting a climate change vulnerability assessment pilot in Mobile, Alabama, known as Phase 2 of the Gulf Coast Study. This webcast explores the valuable climate change risk management tools and resources developed under this project, including: a web-based vulnerability assessment framework; guidance for evaluating criticality of transportation assets; a sensitivity matrix to help evaluate how different modes of transportation may be sensitive to various climate hazards; methodologies for assessing future climate exposure; and case studies of site-level engineering assessments of specific adaptation options.