Sea-level study brings good and bad news to Chesapeake Bay

noaa sea level rise trend
Local sea level rise in millimeters per year, from NOAA satellite data


A new study of local sea-level trends by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) brings both good and bad news to localities concerned with coastal inundation and flooding along the shores of Chesapeake Bay.

In their report, Boon and his co-authors, VIMS professor John Brubaker and assistant research scientist David Forrest, stress the distinction between absolute sea level—a measure of the volume and mass of ocean water, and relative sea level—the level of the ocean surface measured relative to land (and more specifically a tide gauge)…

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NOAA Sea level Rise Trend Map

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