Understanding Sea-Level Rise and Variability

Understanding Sea-Level Rise and Variability

Editor(s): John A. Church, Philip L. Woodworth, Thorkild Aarup, W. Stanley Wilson

Published Online: 5 JUL 2010

Print ISBN: 9781444334517

Online ISBN: 9781444323276

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323276

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Understanding Sea-Level Rise and Variability identifies the major impacts of sea-level rise, presents up-to-date assessments of past sea-level change, thoroughly explores all of the factors contributing to sea-level rise, and explores how sea-level extreme events might change. It identifies what is known in each area and what research and observations are required to reduce the uncertainties in our understanding of sea-level rise so that more reliable future projections can be made. A synthesis of findings provides a concise summary of past, present and future sea-level rise and its impacts on society.

Key Features:

  • Book includes contributions from a range of international sea level experts
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Four color throughout
  • Describes the limits of our understanding of this crucial issue as well as pointing to directions for future research

The book is for everyone interested in sea-level rise and its impacts, including policy makers, research funders, scientists, students, coastal managers and engineers.

Additional resources for this book can be found at: http://www.wiley.com/go/church/sealevel.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Introduction (pages 1–16)

      Philip L. Woodworth, John A. Church, Thorkild Aarup and W. Stanley Wilson

    3. Chapter 5

      Modern Sea-Level-Change Estimates (pages 122–142)

      Gary T. Mitchum, R. Steven Nerem, Mark A. Merrifield and W. Roland Gehrels

    4. Chapter 6

      Ocean Temperature and Salinity Contributions to Global and Regional Sea-Level Change (pages 143–176)

      John A. Church, Dean Roemmich, Catia M. Domingues, Josh K. Willis, Neil J. White, John E. Gilson, Detlef Stammer, Armin Köhl, Don P. Chambers, Felix W. Landerer, Jochem Marotzke, Jonathan M. Gregory, Tatsuo Suzuki, Anny Cazenave and Pierre-Yves Le Traon

    5. Chapter 7

      Cryospheric Contributions to Sea-Level Rise and Variability (pages 177–225)

      Konrad Steffen, Robert H. Thomas, Eric Rignot, J. Graham Cogley, Mark B. Dyurgerov, Sarah C. B. Raper, Philippe Huybrechts and Edward Hanna

    6. Chapter 8

      Terrestrial Water-Storage Contributions to Sea-Level Rise and Variability (pages 226–255)

      P. C. D. (Chris) Milly, Anny Cazenave, James S. Famiglietti, Vivien Gornitz, Katia Laval, Dennis P. Lettenmaier, Dork L. Sahagian, John M. Wahr and Clark R. Wilson

    7. Chapter 9

      Geodetic Observations and Global Reference Frame Contributions to Understanding Sea-Level Rise and Variability (pages 256–284)

      Geoff Blewitt, Zuheir Altamimi, James Davis, Richard Gross, Chung-Yen Kuo, Frank G. Lemoine, Angelyn W. Moore, Ruth E. Neilan, Hans-Peter Plag, Markus Rothacher, C. K. Shum, Michael G. Sideris, Tilo Schöne, Paul Tregoning and Susanna Zerbini

    8. Chapter 11

      Past and Future Changes in Extreme Sea Levels and Waves (pages 326–375)

      Jason A. Lowe, Philip L. Woodworth, Tom Knutson, Ruth E. McDonald, Kathleen L. McInnes, Katja Woth, Hans von Storch, Judith Wolf, Val Swail, Natacha B. Bernier, Sergey Gulev, Kevin J. Horsburgh, Alakkat S. Unnikrishnan, John R. Hunter and Ralf Weisse

    9. Chapter 12

      Observing Systems Needed to Address Sea-Level Rise and Variability (pages 376–401)

      W. Stanley Wilson, Waleed Abdalati, Douglas Alsdorf, Jérôme Benveniste, Hans Bonekamp, J. Graham Cogley, Mark R. Drinkwater, Lee-Lueng Fu, Richard Gross, Bruce J. Haines, D. E. Harrison, Gregory C. Johnson, Michael Johnson, John L. LaBrecque, Eric J. Lindstrom, Mark A. Merrifield, Laury Miller, Erricos C. Pavlis, Stephen Piotrowicz, Dean Roemmich, Detlef Stammer, Robert H. Thomas, Eric Thouvenot and Philip L. Woodworth

    10. Chapter 13

      Sea-Level Rise and Variability: Synthesis and Outlook for the Future (pages 402–419)

      John A. Church, Thorkild Aarup, Philip L. Woodworth, W. Stanley Wilson, Robert J. Nicholls, Ralph Rayner, Kurt Lambeck, Gary T. Mitchum, Konrad Steffen, Anny Cazenave, Geoff Blewitt, Jerry X. Mitrovica and Jason A. Lowe

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