Sea Level Rise

Sea Level Rise

History and Consequences

1st Edition - September 20, 2000

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  • Editors: Bruce Douglas, Michael Kearney, Stephen Leatherman
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080516790

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Sea Level Rise, History and Consequences includes a special emphasis on the evidence for historical sea level change; case studies are used to demonstrate the resulting consequences. A CD-ROM is included which contain tide gauge data and trends of relative sea level from the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level. The material on the CD-ROM is either in the form of text files, or web sites that can be opened by widely available web-browsers.Sea level is expected to rise as much as 60-100 centimeters over the next century due to greenhouse-induced global warming -- or at least that is what the some scientists predict. However, the concept of sea level is extremely complex, which makes the prediction of sea level rise anything but certain. The reviewers are in consensus in enthusiastically endorsing this comprehensive book and CD-ROM treatment. This book will be a comprehensive review of the subject using the data themselves (on CD-ROM) to illustrate the principles involved, rather than detailed mathematical treatments. The book should be readily accessible to upper division and first-year graduate students in the environmental sciences, geography, geology, and other interdisciplinary fields. Four pages (up to 16 pages) of color in the printed text.The book will have wide appeal. It will be read by geologists, geophysicists, climatologists, oceanographers, meteorologists, environmental scientists, geomorphologists, coastal engineers, and policy makers in all of these fields.


Geologists, geophysicists, climatologists, oceanographers, meteorologists, environmental scientists, geomorphologists, coastal engineers, policy makers in all mentioned fields.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: An Introduction to Sea Level
    Chapter 2: Late Holocene Sea Level Variations
    Chapter 3: Sea Level Changes in the Era of the Recording
    Chapter 4: Global Glacial Isostatic Adjustment and Modern Instrumental Records of Relative Sea Level History
    Chapter 5: Impoundment, Groundwater Mining, and Other Hydrologic Transformations: Impacts on Global Sea Level Rise
    Chapter 6: Observations of Sea Level Change from Satellite Altimetry
    Chapter 7: Decadal Variability of Sea Level
    Chapter 8: Social and Economic Costs of Sea Level Rise

Product details

  • No. of pages: 232
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2000
  • Published: September 20, 2000
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080516790

About the Editors

Bruce Douglas

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A.

Michael Kearney

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Cardiology, Division of Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research, Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics (LIGHT Laboratories), University of Leeds, UK

Stephen Leatherman

Affiliations and Expertise

Florida International University, Miami, U.S.A.

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