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Sea Level Rise and Small Pacific Islands
April 18, 2013 | USGS

“Dynamic modeling of sea-level rise, which takes storm wind and wave action into account, paints a much graver picture for some low-lying Pacific islands under climate-change scenarios than the passive computer modeling used in earlier research.” Quote from the USGS press release.


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Coastlines Under Sea Level Rise
May 28, 2013 | Speaking of Geoscience
Laura Guertin has posted an interesting essay with images titled: "Coastal Processes and Environments Under Sea-Level Rise and Changing Climate: Science to Inform Management" on the Speaking of Geoscience blog.

How Wetlands Respond to Sea Level Rise
December 6, 2013 | National Science Foundation
"Thanks to an intricate system of feedbacks, wetlands are remarkably good at building up soils to outpace sea level rise." Quoted from the National Science Foundation press release. Related: Interactive Sea Level Rise Maps

Sea Level Rise and Sinking Land
December 12, 2013 | USGS
"Communities and coastal habitats in the southern Chesapeake Bay region face increased flooding because, as seawater levels are rising in the bay, the land surface is also sinking. A USGS report concludes that intensive groundwater withdrawals are a major cause of the sinking land, or 'land subsidence', that contributes to flooding risks in the region." Quoted from the USGS press release. Related: Maps of Sea Level Rise


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