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A review of sea level rise processes affecting the Mid-Atlantic coast of North America

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dc.contributor.advisor Barber, Donald
dc.contributor.author Kegel, Taylor Storrs
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-18T19:51:27Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-18T19:51:27Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/11848
dc.description.abstract A substantial fraction of human settlements lie in coastal areas. Their proximity to the sea puts them at risk to flooding and other detrimental effects that may arise from a relative sea level rise in these locations. In public discussion, sea level rise is often presented solely through the lens of anthropogenic climate change. In actuality, some processes (such as glacial isostatic adjustment induced subsidence) operate independently of human influence. Herein I present a review of the processes behind sea level rise, with a particular focus on those operating on the Mid-Atlantic coast of North America. Additionally, I produce a series of data visualizations exploring the processes and their potential effects. These visualizations investigate novel ways of presenting data to promote accessibility of scientific data.
dc.description.sponsorship Bryn Mawr College. Department of Geology
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh Sea level -- Atlantic Coast (Middle Atlantic States)
dc.title A review of sea level rise processes affecting the Mid-Atlantic coast of North America
dc.type Thesis
dc.rights.access Open Access


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