Title

Pearl River Delta and Guangzhou (Canton) China

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-16-2018

Department

Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Abstract

By 2015, the Pearl River Delta urban agglomeration had overtaken Tokyo as the world’s largest megacity. The Pearl River Delta is sinking at an average rate of 2.5 mm/year. This subsidence, combined with rising sea level, increased intensity of impact from typhoons and storm surge and projections for increased urban expansion have placed Guangzhou at, or near the top of the list of the world’s most threatened coastal cities.

Publication Title

Tomorrow's Coasts: Complex and Impermanent

First Page

193

Last Page

205

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