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    The Sea Levels Are Rising

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    SEA LEVEL RISE 1. Definition: 1.1 Sea level: - Is the level of the ocean's surface, especially the level halfway between mean high and low tide - Be used as a standard in reckoning land elevation or sea depths. 1.2 Sea level rises: - Happens when the mean high tide level increases year after year 2. Reasons: Sea levels are rising today not only because of thermal expansion but also melting of glaciers and polar ice caps. 2.1Thermal expansion As seawater becomes warmer it expands. Heat in the upper

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    Rising sea levels as a result of global warming is now a widely publicised concern as strategies are currently being implemented to respond to them. However, global sea-levels have fluctuated many hundreds of metres either way of the present day sea-level and this essay proposes to examine mechanisms of sea-level change past and present and the its geomorphological impacts on the coasts. Before one can explain the causes of sea-level change, it is important to define the different types of sea-level

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    than ten meters above sea level.4 Due to the fact that coastal regions tend to be so heavily populated, inundation events can be catastrophic.3 1.1 General Causes of Inundation There are three main causes of inundation.2 Storm surges are waves that are larger than usual, which occur during storm events such as tropical cyclones due to strong onshore winds, low barometric pressures and increased wave height. Tsunami are “large waves generated by an abrupt disturbance of the sea surface” 1, which can

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    The Effects of Rising Sea Levels Introduction: Over the last several decades, climate change has evolved from a polarizing discussion to what will likely be the largest collaborative research project of our generation. While many aspects of climate change are still misunderstood, there is little debate that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising at an alarming rate. This rise is considered the main cause behind an increase in global temperature, which has set in motion

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    Since 1900, analysis of a global network of tide gauge records reveals that global sea level has been rising at the rate of about 0.6 inches per decade. After 1992, satellite altimeters indicate that the rate of rise has increased to 1.2 inches per decade, which becomes the largest rate over the last 2000 years. According to NOAA scientists, continued sea level rise and land subsidence will lead to severe consequences such as massive storm surges and frequent tidal floods. Therefore, researches conducted

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    tide swallow the street outside his dog-grooming salon. Within minutes, much of this stretch of chic South Beach was flooded ankle-deep in a fetid mix of rain and sea. “Welcome to the new Venice,” McKenzie joked as salt water surged from the sewers." ----- Michael J. Mishak, Associated Press June 7, 2014 at 4:24 PM EDT Rising sea levels have been disturbing geographers and geologists for some time now. Scientists are constantly trying to prevent the effects rising waters are causing, which mainly

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    Water is one of the basic foundational units of life. It is very easy to take it for granted; after all, it does make up three-quarters of the total global surface. It has no taste, no smell, and no color. When considered on the most basic level, it is not very exciting or stimulating at all. Its simplicity is infinitely remarkable, yet it is indispensable to the perpetuity of all life forms here on Earth. So why has it taken so long for us to open our eyes to both its splendor and fragility? We

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    Climate Change and The Rise in Sea Level

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    "On a recent afternoon, Scott McKenzie watched torrential rains and a murky tide swallow the street outside his dog-grooming salon. Within minutes, much of this stretch of chic South Beach was flooded ankle-deep in a fetid mix of rain and sea. “Welcome to the new Venice,” McKenzie joked as salt water surged from the sewers." ----- Michael J. Mishak, Associated Press June 7, 2014 at 4:24 PM EDT According to the World Bank Development Report 2013 there has been an increase in global surface

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    The Features and Processes Associated with Sea Level Change Water is the most powerful, destructive and creative force in the world in which we live. Over 60% of the total area of the earth in covered by water and as such has the largest effect on the shape of the land and the carving of new features. The changes that come about through the movement and change of state of water are various and encapsulate a multitude of factors. In this essay I am going to focus upon landforms that have

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    How are rising sea levels affecting our communities? Rising sea levels are a reality that many people either don’t believe or don’t want to believe is happening. People want to protect their investments and homes, but some of them know that the sea will eventually claim their homes and livelihoods. Those people try to believe that nothing is happening but the harsh reality is that sea levels are rising and that they are predicted to rise up to a metre or more in the next one hundred years. Some areas

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