Deploying representative sea-level projections closely aligned with only conservative IPCC findings and based on only median sea-level projections; this report provides sets of annual flood risk maps for the year 2050 at nine nuclear military installations: HM Naval Base Faslane, Rosyth Dockyard, RN Armaments Depot Coulport, HM Naval Base Devonport, BAE Systems Barrow, AWE Aldermaston, AWE Burghfield, Sellafield Ltd, and Rolls Royce Marine Power Operations Raynesway. These flood risk maps represent plausible threat indicators requiring deeper investigation. Not least because the underpinning analysis is based on significantly improved coastal elevation, ocean thermal expansion, ice sheet melt, and land motion data – hence, good estimates of sea-level rise induced climate impact to nuclear infrastructure. That said, since the maps are not based on physical storm and flood simulations, risk from extreme flood events may be greater – as erosion, frequency and intensity of storms, storm surge and inland flooding haven’t been taken into consideration. In other words, these flood risk projection maps may prove an underestimation.
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Scotland’s nuclear military bases at ‘very great’ risk of flooding due to climate change, report finds. Nuclear military sites in Scotland and the UK are at “very great” risk of flooding in the near future due to the impacts of climate change, according to a new report.
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