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Sea-Level Rising: Looking to the Future

Sea-Level Rising: Looking to the Future

By Gary Griggs, Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UCSC Sea-level rise presents coastal cities and their inhabitants, as well as government agencies at all levels, some serious challenges for the future. The concerns any particular community or city faces depends upon the topography or elevations of the area relative to sea level, what […]






Keeping Track of Sea Level

Keeping Track of Sea Level

By Gary Griggs, Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences at UCSC Sea level rose fairly rapidly when the last Ice Age ended about 18,000 years ago. Ice sheets melted, glaciers retreated, and all of that melt water flowed into the oceans. Most of the nearly 400 […]