Rise is written in direct, nontechnical language that's absent of dramatic innuendo and is full of information and documentation regarding the anticipated effects of a rising sea level
"This study illustrates an example of how earthquake-induced (post-seismic) deformation could worsen the ongoing problem of sea level
rise in the Samoan Islands."
"The fact that the mid-Atlantic is subsiding because of long-term geologic processes means that it will continue for centuries and millennia, in addition to whatever other changes in sea level
'Due to the sea level
rise, salinity intrusion is damaging our croplands, putting our lives and livelihood in trouble," Khaleque fears.
For the relatively short sea level
records available from satellite altimetry, it is helpful to try to remove different sources of variability to reveal the "climate-driven" sea level
"Heritage sites face many challenges to adapt to the effects of sea level
rise, as it changes the value and 'spirit of place' for each site," said co-author Sally Brown, a senior researcher at the University of Southampton.
"One critical part of sea level
change has to do with ice sheets interacting with the ocean, when the ice goes into the ocean the sea level
changes, and so our goal is to try and figure out a way to build a computerised model that can provide projections on how sea level
rises might change over this present century," explained David Holland, the principal investigator for the Centre for Sea Level
Change at NYUAD.
The research is being carried by NYU's Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and NYU Abu Dhabi's Center for Global Sea Level
Change--both directed by David Holland.
A 2017 estimate suggested that a collapse of the entire the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet would result in a 10-foot-rise in sea level
- enough to overwhelm coastal areas around the globe, including New York City.
Extreme sea levels
are defined as the combined height of high tide plus storm surge (sometimes called the storm tide).
"It's a big deal" because the projected sea level
rise is a conservative estimate and it is likely to be higher, said lead author Steve Nerem of the University of Colorado.
If the trend continues, it is likely to lead to an annual average sea level
rise of at least 10mm per year by 2100.