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Main Title Greenhouse effect, sea level rise, and coastal wetlands /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Titus, James G.
Kana, Timothy W.,
Kana, Timothy W., 1949-
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-230-05-86-013
Stock Number PB89-203665
OCLC Number 13822214
Subjects Wetlands--United States. ; Wetland conservation--United States. ; Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric--United States. ; Sea level--South Carolina--Charleston Region. ; Sea level--New Jersey--Long Beach Island. ; Sea level--United States. ; Effet de serre (météorologie) ; Mer--Niveau. ; Rchauffement de la Terre. ; Effet de serre (mâetâeorologie) ; Râechauffement de la Terre. ; Wetland--United States
Additional Subjects Greenhouse effect ; Sea level ; Marshes ; Coasts ; Atmospheric composition ; Carbon dioxide ; Thermal radiation ; Swamps ; Flooding ; Losses ; Conservation ; United States ; Wetlands
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA 230-05-86-013 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 12/07/2015
EIAD  EPA-230-05-86-013 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 10/25/2002
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 230-05-86-013 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/25/2012
EJBD  EPA 230-05-86-013 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/13/2014
EJDD  EPA-230-05-86-013 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 08/25/1990
EKBD  EPA-230-05-86-013 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/03/1988
EKCD  EPA-230-05-86-013 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 05/01/2018
ELDD  EPA-230-05-86-013 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 05/16/2022
ERAD  EPA 230/5-86-013 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 05/22/2013
NTIS  PB89-203665 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 152 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The report examined the potential impacts of accelerated sea level rise on coastal wetlands in the United States and found that sea level could potentially have a large effect on future wetland losses. Nationwide, a five to seven foot rise in sea level could result in 30 to 80 percent loss in coastal wetlands. Along underdeveloped coasts, a rise drowns the seaward wetlands and allows new wetlands to be created inland as formerly dry land is flooded. Unfortunately, the area just above sea level available for wetland creation is generally far less than the area of wetlands that would be lost. And if development exists behind the wetlands and is protected from sea level rise, there is even less opportunity for wetland creation. Because of the importance of wetlands, federal and state agencies should now begin to determine how to mitigate wetland loss from sea level rise.
"July 1988"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references.