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Understanding sea-level rise and variability /

by Church, John.
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010Description: xxvi, 428 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781444334517 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1444334514 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9781444334524 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1444334522 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Sea level
Contents:
Introduction -- Impacts of and responses to sea-level rise -- A first-order assessment of the impact of long-term trends in extreme sea levels on offshore structures and coastal refineries -- Paleoenvironmental records, geophysical modeling, and reconstruction of sea-level trends and variability on centennial and longer timescales -- Modern sea-level-change estimates -- Ocean temperature and salinity contributions to global and regional sea-level change -- Cryospheric contributions to sea-level rise and variability -- Terrestrial water-storage contributions to sea-level rise and variability -- Geodetic observations and global reference frame contributions to understanding sea-level rise and variability -- Surface mass loading on a dynamic Earth : complexity and contamination in the geodetic analysis of global sea-level trends -- Past and future change in extreme sea levels and waves -- Observing systems needed to address sea-level rise and variability -- Sea-level rise and variability : synthesis and outlook for the future.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- Impacts of and responses to sea-level rise -- A first-order assessment of the impact of long-term trends in extreme sea levels on offshore structures and coastal refineries -- Paleoenvironmental records, geophysical modeling, and reconstruction of sea-level trends and variability on centennial and longer timescales -- Modern sea-level-change estimates -- Ocean temperature and salinity contributions to global and regional sea-level change -- Cryospheric contributions to sea-level rise and variability -- Terrestrial water-storage contributions to sea-level rise and variability -- Geodetic observations and global reference frame contributions to understanding sea-level rise and variability -- Surface mass loading on a dynamic Earth : complexity and contamination in the geodetic analysis of global sea-level trends -- Past and future change in extreme sea levels and waves -- Observing systems needed to address sea-level rise and variability -- Sea-level rise and variability : synthesis and outlook for the future.

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