Natural Hazards

Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise can be defined as a rise in the surface of the sea due to global-overall rise in absolute sea level in the world's oceans, or relative-net rise relative to the local landmass (that may be subsiding or being uplifted). The expression is popularly applied to anticipated eustatic sea level changes due to the greenhouse effect and associated global warming.

 

Prepared by ICoD - Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics (Valletta, Malta) & the Editorial Board