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Gornitz 2018

Gornitz, V.M., 2018: Impacts of sea level rise on coastal urban areas. In Our Warming Planet: Topics in Climate Dynamics. C. Rosenzweig, D. Rind, A. Lacis, and D. Manley, Eds., Lectures in Climate Change, vol. 1, World Scientific, pp. 351-371, doi:10.1142/9789813148796_0017.

Our planet is heating up largely because of increasing anthropogenic greenhouse gases from fossil fuel combustion and deforestation. Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide and methane are now the highest in 800,000 years (Brook, 2008). Mean global temperature has increased by 0.7°C during the 20th century, likely surpassing temperatures of the past 1000 years (IPCC, 2013; Marcott et al., 2013).

A major consequence of global warming is sea level rise. Between 1900 and 2010, global sea level rose 1.7±0.2 mm/yr (IPCC, 2013). Since 1993, both satellites and tide gauges register a sea level rise of 3.4±0.4 mm/yr (CU Sea Level Rise Research Group, 2016; Nerem et al., 2010). Since the mid-19th to early 20th century, modern sea level appears to have accelerated in two stages relative to the last few millennia: (1) the 20th-century sea level trendexceeds that of late Holocene by 12 mm/yr (Engelhart and Horton, 2012; Gehrels and Woodworth, 2013) and (2) since the 1990s, sea level is rising by more than 3 mmyr.

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  author={Gornitz, V. M.},
  editor={Rosenzweig, C. and Rind, D. and Lacis, A. and Manley, D.},
  title={Impacts of sea level rise on coastal urban areas},
  booktitle={Our Warming Planet: Topics in Climate Dynamics},
  publisher={World Scientific},
  series={Lectures in Climate Change},

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RIS Citation

ID  - go09500h
AU  - Gornitz, V. M.
ED  - Rosenzweig, C.
ED  - Rind, D.
ED  - Lacis, A.
ED  - Manley, D.
PY  - 2018
TI  - Impacts of sea level rise on coastal urban areas
BT  - Our Warming Planet: Topics in Climate Dynamics
T3  - Lectures in Climate Change
VL  - 1
SP  - 351
EP  - 371
DO  - 10.1142/9789813148796_0017
PB  - World Scientific
ER  -

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