Regional Sea-Level Projection

Edited: 2012-08-07
TitleRegional Sea-Level Projection
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWillis, J., and J. Church
JournalScience
Volume336
Issue6081
Pagination550 - 551
Date Published05/2012
ISSN1095-9203
Keywordsclimate, coastal, sea_level
AbstractProjections of global sea-level rise by 2100 C.E. range from 20 cm (1) to as much as 2 m (2, 3), and sea level will not stop rising then. For civilization, the stakes are high. Without adaptation, a rise by 0.5 m would displace 3.8 million people in the most fertile part of the Nile River Delta (4). A rise by 2 m could displace 187 million people globally (5). Credible projections of sea-level rise in the 21st century are essential for devising adaptation or mitigation measures. Yet, present estimates of future sea-level rise are too imprecise to inform such decisions.
DOI10.1126/science.1220366
Short TitleScience