3/26 ERS102 - displacements o surface and deep ocean...

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Gordon Hamilton Climate Change, Cryosphere, Sea Level What causes the sea level to change? o Terrestrial water storage, extraction of groundwater, building of reservoirs, changes in runoff, and seepage into aquifers o Subsidence in river delta region, land movements, and tectonic
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Unformatted text preview: displacements o surface and deep ocean circulation changes, storm surges o As the ocean warms, the water expands • 25% of Earth’s population lives in the coastal zone • 15 of the 17 largest mega cities are coastal...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ERS 102 taught by Professor Kelley during the Spring '08 term at University of Maine Orono .

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