Skip to comments.US northeast coast is hotspot for rising sea levels
Posted on 06/25/2012 7:44:01 PM PDT by neverdem
Report comes after North Carolina senate proposes bill to ban predictions of increase in rates of sea-level rise.
Research from the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows that sea levels are rising much faster between North Carolina and Massachusetts than anywhere else in the world. The news comes less than two weeks after North Carolina's Senate passed a bill banning state agencies from reporting predictions of increasing rates of sea-level rise.
Asbury Sallenger, an oceanographer at the USGS in St Petersburg, Florida, and his colleagues published their report today in Nature Climate Change1. They analysed tide-gauge records from around North America from between 1950 and 2009, and found that the rates of sea-level rise along the northern half of the eastern seaboard from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, to Boston, Massachusetts are increasing three to four times faster than rates of sea-level rise globally.
In absolute figures, sea levels on this stretch of coast have climbed by between 2 and 3.7 millimetres per year since 1980, whereas the global increase over the same period was 0.61.0 millimetres per year.
The existence of the hotspot is consistent with the measured slowing of Atlantic Ocean circulation, which may be tied to changes in water temperature, salinity and density in the subpolar north of the ocean.
The researchers predicted that by 2100, sea levels in the hotspot would rise by between 20 and 29 centimetres above the global increase, which most oceanographers predict will be about one metre.
"Many people mistakenly think that the rate of sea-level rise is the same everywhere as glaciers and ice caps melt, said Marcia McNutt, director of the USGS. However, regional variations in temperature, water salinity and air pressure can cause rates of increase to differ considerably, as can ocean currents and land movements...
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Rising sea levels can also be due to sinking land levels.
Land Erosion. Case closed.
or you built your house at low tide LOL
What will happen when the sea levels sink the moon? Something liberal moosy be dune!
You would think after the millions spent in beach restoration projects in that area of the coast, thet the higher thinkers would figure it out.
Guess not .
And these measurements had a tenth of a millimeter precision? Riiiiiight, Contnenal drift is much faster.
People build these beach homes that get wiped out each bad hurricane and then they rebuild them with the insurance money.
John Stossel does that ,free money from the government
The true fact is that biased measurements of sea level rise increase in Northwestern states in direct proportion to socialist policy making needs
“Rising sea levels can also be due to sinking land levels.”
More self serving Bulls**t to keep the research grant money rolling in ...These assh***s always have away to make people believe that the water in a bucket only rises in one spot.
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There are too many people there, just move half of them to Iowa to try and counterbalance the continent.
As pointed out in an earlier thread about this topic.
Just one more broken campaign promise of Obama’s...
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Either the globaloney is false and they have their knickers in a bunch for no good reason, or
it's actually true and we SUV-drivin' hicks in flyover country are causin' them liberals to sink into the ocean first!
Same old story and it will be the same story 300 years from now. One worry after another so that we will dutifully give up our freedoms and let the collective solve the crisis.
Liberals seem to gravitate to coastal beach areas where there are no wolves, mountain lions, or other dangerious critters to deal with, but love them from afar.
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