Over the last 100 years, sea level has risen approximately 12 centimeters and is expected to continue rising at an even faster rate. This situation has serious implications for human activity along our coasts. In this book, geological and coastal engineering experts examine recent sea level trends and project changes over the next 100 years, anticipating shoreline response to changing sea level and the consequences for coastal development and uses. Scenarios for future sea level rise and several case studies are presented.
Table of Contents
|1 Relative Mean Sea Level||9-23|
|2 Assessment of Changes in Relative Mean Sea Level||24-30|
|3 Relative Sea Level Rise Effects and Responses||31-33|
|4 Affected Hydrodynamic Processes||34-39|
|5 Effects of Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Zone||40-71|
|6 Alternative Responses||72-95|
|7 Assessment of Response Strategies for Specific Facilities and Systems||96-116|
|8 Decisions for the Future||117-121|
|9 Conclusions and Recommendations||122-125|
|Appendix A: Summary of Committee Expertise||137-140|
|Appendix B: Acknowledgments||141-142|
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