17. Impact sea level rise

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Unformatted text preview: Ammerman & McClennen 2000 Piazza San Marco acqua alta 17. Impacts of Sea-level Rise Venice: Poster Child Atlantic City, NJ http://img129.exs.cx/img129/1714/atlantis6lu.jpg http://www.nature.com/news/2005/050718/full/news050718-13.html Populations at the shoreline Global vulnerability http://www.globalwarmingart.com/images/2/2c/Global_Sea_Level_Rise_Risks.p ng Ammerman & McClennen 2000 Bangladesh: 17 million displaced 22nd century 1 m of subsidence plus > 80 cm eustatic rise Clicker question Where is Bangladesh? A) East Africa B) West Africa C) East India D) Next to Indonesia Gatto & Carbognin (1981) Venice Rapid Sinking (‘50-’70): Groundwater Withdrawal Carteret Is., Vanuatu, Tuvalu, and the Maldives Male: highest point 2.4 m http://www.tmgnow.com/repository/global/sea_level.html Falling Sea Level Upsets Theory of Global Warming By Mark Chipperfield in Tuvalu and David Harrison in London Article from The Telegraph6 August 2000 Vanuatu on front line sea level war State of Fear, p. 174 Vanutu (sic) on front line Global ~3 mm/yr Port Vila, Vanuatu, 6.7 mm/yr! Sea level is rising in Vanuatu Data from http://www.pol.ac.uk/psmsl/ Clicker question Name three islands/island chains threatened by sea level A) Greenland, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico B) Vanuatu, Tuvalu, and the Maldives C) Hawaii, Tahiti, and the Seychelles D) Rockall, Atlantis, and Isle of Rhodes Figure courtesy Orrin Pilkey Example of barrier thinning North Sea U.S. Sea Level on a Warmer Earth 1 m rise 2 m rise 4 m rise 8 m rise Titus and Richman, Climate Research , CR 18:205-228 (2001) 1.5 m Sea-level Rise Impacts U.S. Coast 1.5 m rise causes low lying regions to migrate 1500 m 1:1000 gradient http://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/geer2008/Presentation_PDFs/Wednesday/Royal %20Palm%20IV-V/1340%20J%20Obeysekera.pdf 2 ft rise severely impacts South Florida The Outer Banks of North Carolina CAPE...
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2011 for the course SEA CHANGE 110 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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