Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Ocean Sci., 17, 319–334, 2021
Ocean Sci., 17, 319–334, 2021

Research article 17 Feb 2021

Research article | 17 Feb 2021

Response of tidal flow regime and sediment transport in North Malé Atoll, Maldives, to coastal modification and sea level rise

Shuaib Rasheed et al.

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Environmental issues arising due to coastal modification and future sea level scenarios are a major environmental hazard facing the Maldives today. Here, we carry out high-resolution tidal modelling of a Maldivian atoll for the first time and show that coastal modification in the island scale is capable of driving large-scale change in the wider atoll basin in a short time, comparable to that of long-term sea level rise scenarios and on par with observations.