Variables   ┬áRank for risk Level#  
1 2 3 4 5
Geomorphology (GEO) Rocky cliffs Medium cliffs Low cliffs, Alluvial plains Cobble Beaches, Estuary Sand beaches, Salt marsh, Mud flats
Shoreline change rate (SHL) (m/yr) >3.0 1.0 to 3.0 -1.0 to 1.0 -1.0 to -3.0 <-3.0
Coastal slope (SLO) (deg) >4.5 4.0 to 4.5 3.5 to 4.0 3.0 to 3.5 <3
Relative Sea level change (SLR) (mm/yr) <1.8 1.8 to 2.5 2.5 to 3.0 3.0 to 3.4 >3.4
Mean wave height (MWH) (m) <0.30 0.30 to 0.60 0.60 to 0.90 0.90 to 1.20 >1.20
Mean Tide range (MTR) (m) >6.0 4.0 to 6.0 2.0 to 4.0 1.0 to 2.0 <1.0
# Risk level based on Thieler et al. 2000
Table 1: Ranking for Vulnerability variables and CVI index.