Latest Current sea level rise Stories
A new study of local sea-level trends by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) brings both good and bad news to localities concerned with coastal inundation and flooding along the shores of Chesapeake Bay.
Sudden changes in the volume of meltwater contribute more to the acceleration â€“ and eventual loss â€“ of the Greenland ice sheet than the gradual increase of temperature.
Archaeologists warn that the worldâ€™s treasures of the past are in danger of being destroyed due to risks from inevitable climate change.
Many coastal wetlands worldwide â€” including several on the U.S. Atlantic coast â€” may be more sensitive than previously thought to climate change and sea-level rise projections for the 21st century.
Southampton researchers have estimated that sea-level rose by an average of about 1 meter per century at the end of the last Ice Age, interrupted by rapid â€˜jumpsâ€™ during which it rose by up to 2 and a half meters per century.
Five years of social science research in Canada's arctic has taught one University of Guelph geography professor a thing or two about climate change's "human face."
The UK Met Office's Hadley Center said that the global temperature has jumped over the past 160 years, but short-term trends in temperature and sea ice seem to be at odds with each other and needs more research.
Gravity field satellites observe for the first time the fluctuations of ice mass of the Antarctic ice sheet due to El Nino.
Scientists returned this week to the Southern Hemisphere where NASA's Operation IceBridge mission is set to begin its second year of airborne surveys over Antarctica.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists returned this week to the Southern Hemisphere where NASA's Operation IceBridge mission is set to begin its second year of airborne surveys over Antarctica.
The sea levels all around the world are rising. Current sea-level rise has the potential to affect human populations and the natural environment. Two key factors have contributed to the observed sea level rise. The first is thermal expansion: as the ocean water warms, it expands. The second is from the influence of land-based ice because of increased melting. The major store of water on land is found in the glaciers and the ice sheets. The rising of sea levels is one of several lines of...
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