Sea-Level Rise and Its Impact on Coastal Zones

Edited: 2011-05-18
TitleSea-Level Rise and Its Impact on Coastal Zones
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsNicholls, R. J., and A. Cazenave
JournalScience
Volume328
Issue5985
Pagination1517 - 1520
Date Published06/2010
ISSN1095-9203
Keywordsice, sea_level
AbstractGlobal sea levels have risen through the 20th century. These rises will almost certainly accelerate through the 21st century and beyond because of global warming, but their magnitude remains uncertain. Key uncertainties include the possible role of the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets and the amplitude of regional changes in sea level. In many areas, nonclimatic components of relative sea-level change (mainly subsidence) can also be locally appreciable. Although the impacts of sea-level rise are potentially large, the application and success of adaptation are large uncertainties that require more assessment and consideration.
URLhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010Sci...328.1517N
DOI10.1126/science.1185782
Short TitleScience