Longterm Changes of Tidal Regime in the German Bight (North Sea)

by Alfred Führböter, Technical Univ Braunschweig, Leichtweiss-Inst fuer Wasserbau, Braunschweig, West Germany,
Jürgen Jensen, Technical Univ Braunschweig, Leichtweiss-Inst fuer Wasserbau, Braunschweig, West Germany,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85

Abstract: Sea level changes are caused by astronomical tides (periodical changes), meteorological, geological and oceanographical conditions, vertical movements of the earth's crust and eustatic effects. The increasing temperature of the ocean atmosphere system effects a rising of the sea level by the ocean thermal expansion and by melting of the land-bound ice sheets and polar caps. A progressive rise of the sea level could be caused by an increase of the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere.

Subject Headings: Tides | Seas and oceans | Sea level | Snowmelt | Oceanography | Ice | Geology | Astronomy | North Sea

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