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Main Title Sea-level rise for the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington : past, present, and future /
CORP Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Sea Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington.
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 809027630
ISBN 9780309255943; 0309255945
Subjects Sea level--Climatic factors--Pacific Coast (U.S.) ; Coast changes--Pacific Coast (U.S.) ; Climatic changes--Pacific Coast (U.S.) ; Climate change mitigation--Pacific Coast (U.S.)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  GC89.U6 S43 2012 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 12/17/2012
Collation xiv, 201 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
"Tide gages show that global sea level has risen about 7 inches during the 20th century, and recent satellite data show that the rate of sea-level rise is accelerating. As Earth warms, sea levels are rising mainly because ocean water expands as it warms; and water from melting glaciers and ice sheets is flowing into the ocean. Sea-level rise poses enormous risks to the valuable infrastructure, development, and wetlands that line much of the 1,600 mile shoreline of California, Oregon, and Washington. As those states seek to incorporate projections of sea-level rise into coastal planning, they asked the National Research Council to make independent projections of sea-level rise along their coasts for the years 2030, 2050, and 2100, taking into account regional factors that affect sea level."--Publisher's description.