I am been using coastal vulnerability model and have some question about the inclusion of sea level rise (slr) trends in the model.
I already have done some runs, and would like to include some sea level rise scenarios within my analysis. I am been using the RCP trends for sea level rise in my area of interest (e.g. 0.2m of project slr for the year 2065, equates to 10 mm/year to the 20 year period studied).
The problem I have is that running with the slr information, the vulnerability index is lower when comparing with the run without slr information, without changing anything else!
As my understanding the vulnerability index would be higher, given that the exposure equation is a sum of the different ranks, but I didn’t find any place where to rank slr, only to include the projected trend (mm/year) within the shapefile, as referred in the manual.
Where I could making some mistake? I already have a shapefile with trend column, but nowhere to rank this input.
Thank you for helping!