Study Finds Link Between River Outflow and Coastal Sea Level

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


Sea levels in coastal areas can be affected by a number of factors: tides, winds, waves, and even barometric pressure all play a role in the ebb and flow of the ocean. For the first time, however, a new study led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has shown that river outflow could play a role in sea level change as well…

Read Full Article, WHOI (07-09-2018)

Where River Meets Ocean; UCSB News (07-09-2018)
They exist all over the world, are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth and are home to a diverse array of wildlife. They also are essential to the global economy. They are estuaries — coastal embayments where fresh river water and salty ocean water meet…