Cause of Atlantic coastline’s sea level rise hot spots now revealed

Cause of Atlantic coastline’s sea level rise hot spots now revealed


A Gulf Coast of Florida community. Floridians are becoming more attuned to sea level rise and more familiar with nuisance flooding related to the rising sea. However, we believe there is less recognition that by century’s end it is likely that most of Florida’s major beaches will be permanently gone. Captions and Photograph courtesy of:© Orrin H. Pilkey and J. Andrew G. Cooper

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Seas rose in the southeastern US between 2011 and 2015 by more than six times the global average sea level rise that is already happening due to human-induced global warming, new research shows. The combined effects of El Niño (ENSO) and the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), both of which are naturally occurring climate processes, drove this recent sea level rise hot spot, according to the study…

Read Full Article; Science Daily (08-09-2017)

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