Sea Level Rise, Extreme Water Levels, and Coastal Erosion
How Bad Could It Be?
Sea level rise will radically redefine the coastline of the 21st century. For many regions, projections of the global rise of up to 2 meters by the year 2100, are comparable to the short-lived extremes we experience now due to storms. The 21st century will see significant changes to coastal flooding regimes, as present-day, extreme-but-rare events become common. This poses a major risk to the safety and sustainability of coastal communities worldwide. A number of related coastal hazards, such as beach and cliff erosion, are also expected to accelerate. For example, one-third to two-thirds of Southern California beaches may disappear by 2100.
Please join Sean Vitousek to learn more about sea level rise, extreme water levels, and coastal erosion, and how he uses a combination of observations and modeling to help understand and predict coastal change.
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