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Modeling Sea Level Rise | Learn Science at Scitable

Introduction: Lessons from the Past<p>Physical Models<p>Semi-Empirical Models<p>Semi-empirical models try to exploit the link between observed sea level rise …

NASA: Sea Level Rise Is Going To Get Much Worse

Start swimming<p>Eleven of the fifteen largest cities in the world are located on the coast. The tenuous barrier between land and sea was a boon for humanity in the past, providing access to ports around the globe, building lifelines of trade between countries, and raising triumphs of steel and …

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Can we stop the seas from rising? Yes, but less than you think.

One of the main concerns with climate change is that it's causing the oceans to advance. Global sea levels have risen about seven inches over the past century and that pace is accelerating. Not only does this threaten coastal regions, but it also makes storm surges much worse — both for huge …

Rising Sea Level Tied to Faster Melt

Accelerated melting of polar ice sheets and mountain glaciers was the driving factor behind a rise in the global sea level of 16.8 millimeters, or about two-thirds of an inch, between 2005 and 2011, according to a study published Sunday in Nature Geoscience.<p>The findings are consistent with observed …

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New York City Could See Up To Six Feet Of Sea Level Rise This Century: Report

Climate change is already impacting New York City with rising temperatures and sea levels, which will only worsen as the century continues, according to a report released Tuesday from a panel of scientific experts.<p>In its 2015 report, the New York City Panel on Climate Change found that the most …

How Boston is — and should be — preparing for rising seas

THERE’S A DARK JOKE in the city planning community that refers to an exhibit at the Boston Public Library. Near the Boylston Street entrance, a floor …

As sea levels rise, no fix for Portland’s flood-prone Bayside

Portland’s Bayside neighborhood has been struck by significant floodwaters twice in 14 months, renewing debate about addressing the problem in an …

Arctic Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise May Pose Imminent Threat To Island Nations, Climate Scientist Says

Low-lying island nations threatened by rising sea levels this century could see the disastrous consequences of climate change far sooner than expected, according to one of the world's leading climate scientists.<p>In the wake of last month's discovery that the extent of Arctic sea ice coverage hit a …

Expert: We're 'locked in' to 3-foot sea level rise

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was less than two years ago that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its all-encompassing assessment on the current state of climate change research and made projections for the future climate of our planet.<p>According to the latest from NASA, however, the projections …

Sea levels will rise, experts warn, and 'it's not going to stop'

Here's one trend California is behind on: rising sea levels.<p>For the last 23 years, ocean levels around the world have climbed by about 3 inches on average, and NASA scientists say the sea will continue to rise as warming temperatures cause ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica to melt.<p>But …

Disastrous Sea Level Rise Is an Issue for Today's Public -- Not Next Millennium's

In 2005, I argued that ice sheets may be more vulnerable than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimated, mainly because of effects of a warming ocean in speeding ice melt. In 2007, I wrote "Scientific Reticence and Sea Level Rise," describing and documenting a phenomenon that …

The rate of sea-level rise is ‘far worse than previously thought,’ study says

Researchers have come up with a new and improved way of measuring the rise in the sea level, and the news is not good: The seas have risen dramatically faster over the last two decades than anyone had known.<p>For hundreds of years, the seas were measured by more or less the equivalent of plopping a …

TP193/SG125: A Multi-Disciplinary Review of Current Sea-Level Rise Research in Florida

A Multi-Disciplinary Review of Current Sea-Level Rise Research in Florida1<p>Abstract<p>Sea-level rise is an issue of paramount importance for the state of …

Sea level rise and its coastal impacts - Cazenave - 2014 - Earth's Future

J.‐P. Montillet, T. I. Melbourne and W. M. Szeliga, GPS Vertical Land Motion Corrections to Sea‐Level Rise Estimates in the Pacific Northwest, <i>Journal</i> …

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1. Introduction<p>Anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions by 2100 may be sufficient to irreversibly commit the planet to 4–6 m of global sea level rise …

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1. Introduction<p>In coming centuries, multi-metre sea level rise (SLR) threatens permanent submersion or displacement of extensive coastal land, …

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88 (± 4) mm Created with Sketch.<p>This is the “uncertainty margin,” or the range from the mean (average) within which there is a high probability that …

Climate Change Indicators: Sea Level

This indicator describes how sea level has changed over time. The indicator describes two types of sea level changes: absolute and relative.<p><b>Figure 1.</b> …

Sea Level Rise Hits Home at NASA

Watching Waters Rise Right Outside the Front Door<p>The Sun rises at Kennedy Space Center. The sea is steadily doing the same.<br>(Photo by NASA/Andres …

Encroaching Tides: How Sea Level Rise and Tidal Flooding Threaten US East and Gulf Coast Communities over the Next 30 Years (2014)

Video of G-fZnlR_IJ0<p>Today scores of coastal communities are seeing more frequent flooding during high tides.<p>As sea level rises higher over the next …

Impacts of sea level rise on the Reef

Rising sea levels will be significant because much of the Great Barrier Reef coastline is low-lying. Predictions of a future increase in sea levels …

Sea-level rise threatens hundreds of U.S. animal species

Report says 17% of the nation's threatened and endangered species are at risk from rising sea levels.<p>Hundreds of species of animals in the U.S. are threatened by sea-level rise due to climate change, according to a report released Tuesday by the Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental …

Some seabirds will be hit hard by sea level rise

February 2011 was a bad month for seabirds living on the Midway, Kure and Laysan atolls. A winter storm swept across this portion of the North …

Is sea level rising?

What's the difference between global and local sea level?<p>Global sea level trends and relative sea level trends are different measurements. Just as …

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Sea Level Rise

Ocean levels are getting higher. Why is this happening, and what can we do to stem the tide?<p>Core samples, tide gauge readings, and, most recently, satellite measurements tell us that over the past century, the Global Mean Sea Level (GMSL) has risen by 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 centimeters). However, …

Infographic: Sea Level Rise and Global Warming

Why are the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico hotspots of sea level rise?<p>Global average sea level has increased 8 inches since 1880. Several locations …

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