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Title Sea-level rise for the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington : past, present, and future / Committee on Sea Level Rise in California, Oregon, and Washington, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 201 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Introduction -- Measured global sea-level rise -- Contributions to global sea-level rise -- Sea-level variability and change off the California, Oregon, and Washington coasts -- Projections of sea-level change -- Responses of the natural shoreline to sea-level rise -- Appendixes
Summary "Tide gages show that global sea level has risen about 7 inches during the 20th century, and recent satellite data show that the rate of sea-level rise is accelerating. As Earth warms, sea levels are rising mainly because ocean water expands as it warms; and water from melting glaciers and ice sheets is flowing into the ocean. Sea-level rise poses enormous risks to the valuable infrastructure, development, and wetlands that line much of the 1,600 mile shoreline of California, Oregon, and Washington. As those states seek to incorporate projections of sea-level rise into coastal planning, they asked the National Research Council to make independent projections of sea-level rise along their coasts for the years 2030, 2050, and 2100, taking into account regional factors that affect sea level."--Publisher's description
Notes Title from PDF title page (National Academies Press, viewed on Sept. 25, 2012)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Climatic changes -- Pacific Coast (U.S.)
Coast changes -- Pacific Coast (U.S.)
Sea level -- Climatic factors -- Pacific Coast (U.S.)
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Earth Sciences and Resources.
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Sea Level Rise in California, Oregon, and Washington.
National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Earth and Life Studies.
National Research Council (U.S.). Ocean Studies Board.
ISBN 0309255953