Climatic change, rising sea level, and the British coast

by L. A. Boorman

Publisher: H.M.S.O. in London

Written in English
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StatementL.A. Boorman, J.D. Goss-Custard, S. McGrorty.
SeriesITE research publication ;, no. 1
ContributionsGoss-Custard, John., McGrorty, Selwyn., Institute of Terrestrial Ecology.
LC ClassificationsMLCM 93/10400 (Q)
The Physical Object
Pagination24 p. :
Number of Pages24
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Open LibraryOL1802911M
ISBN 10011701429X
LC Control Number89207999

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Get this from a library. Climatic change, rising sea level and the British coast. [L A Boorman; J D Goss-Custard; S McGrorty; Institute of Terrestrial Ecology.]. Global mean sea level has risen about 8–9 inches (21–24 centimeters) sincewith about a third of that coming in just the last two and a half decades.

The rising water level is mostly due to a combination of meltwater from glaciers and ice sheets and thermal expansion of seawater as it warms. Inglobal mean sea level was Unfortunately, the beaches will have disappeared by then, consumed by rising sea levels.

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At Aldbrough, on the Holderness coast in North Yorkshire, the cliffs are made of soft till, a mixture of clay, silt, sand, gravel, cobbles and boulders deposited by a glacier.

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Sea-level changes reflect climate change mainly through thermal expansion of the upper layer of the oceans and release of water from glacier or ice sheet melt [69,70].

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Sea level can rise in the future because the ocean surface can expand due to warming and because polar ice sheets and. Sea-level rise will become a worldwide threat to coastal marshes by affecting the marsh vegetation through an increased number of tidal floodings and an increase in wave energy.

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Sea level rise is a major climate change impact that is already being experienced in parts of the United. A eustatic sea level change occurs when there is a global change in the amount of water stored in the oceans, or a change in the geometry of the ocean basins which alters the volume of water they can hold.

When the sea level changes in response to the amount of water stored in ice caps this is called glacial-eustasy. If the two main ice caps — Greenland and Antarctica — melted, then it is. Over the coming decades, regional sea level changes and variability will significantly deviate from global mean values.

The detailed sea level change along coastlines can therefore potentially be far more substantial than the global mean rise and will depend on many processes involving the ocean, the atmosphere, the geosphere and the cryosphere (see Church et al., and the literature cited.

The San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary, the largest estuary on the west coast of North America, has lost over 90% of its tidal wetlands through conversion to agriculture, grazing or urban development. Accelerated sea-level rise poses an additional threat to the remaining wetlands, and keeping pace requires that they increase in relative elevation through trapping of suspended sediment Cited by: 3.

The Shangdong peninsula coast in the tectonic rising area, in contrast, is not affected by the rise of the sea level, where the crust rise rate is – mm/a (Huang and Liu, ), which is roughly the same as the global sea level rising rate.

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Sea level rise is caused primarily by two factors related to global warming: the added water from melting ice sheets and glaciers and the expansion of seawater as it warms. The first graph tracks the change in sea level since as observed by : NASA Global Climate Change.

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Moreover, greater tidal ranges Cited by: Rising sea level is a phenomenon that is beginning to impact ecosystems and coastal features and the increasing annual rate of sea level rise will continue to impact on the coastal activities.

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