AN EMPIRICAL APPROACH TO DETECT AN ACCELERATED SEA-LEVEL RISE

Maja Fickert

Abstract


Among all consequences of climate change the expected global sea-level rise will have the greatest impact on seaborne navigation and maintaining the seaports. Also for coastal protection planning the knowledge of current sea-level rise is essential.
A hind cast of the global numerical models for the climate scenarios especially for the sea level data is hardly to perform precisely because time series of uneffected sea level data are too short and include no regional aspects. With the knowledge of the sea-level rise in the past and a detection of an accelerated rise the results and predictions of numerical models can be underlined.

Keywords


Sea-level rise; Hydrodynamics; Estuaries

References


Fickert, M. und Strotmann, T. 2009: Zur Entwicklung der Tideverhältnisse in der Elbe und dem Einfluss steigender Meeresspiegel auf die Tidedynamik in Ästuaren, in Tagungsband HTG-Kongress 2009, Seite 196-203, 2009 (download http://www.tideelbe.de/files/tb_htg_fickert_strotmann_a4.pdf)

Rahmsdorf, Stefen et al. 2007: Recent Climate Objections compared to Projections, in Science, Vol 316, Page 709, 2007


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