Sea Level Rise and Wetland Lossby James G. Titus, US EPA, Office of Policy Analysis, Washington, DC, USA,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Coastal Zone '85
Abstract: Increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide and other gases are expected to raise global temperatures several degrees in the next century. Such a global warming could raise sea level a few feet by expanding ocean water, melting mountain glaciers, and eventually causing polar glaciers to slide into the oceans. Because coastal wetlands are only a few feet above sea level, one of the most likely consequences will be a loss or transformation of these ecosystems.
Subject Headings: Sea level | Wetlands (coastal) | Global warming | Ecosystems | Carbon dioxide | Dissolved gases | Temperature effects
Services: Buy this book/Buy this article
Return to search