Responding to the Threat of Sea Level Rise

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December 13, 2019 - 8:53pm
Type: Book
Year of publication: 2017
Authors: Steve Olson
Publisher: National Academies Press
City: Washington, D.C.
ISBN: 978-0-309-46350-8

The future rate and extent of sea level rise are highly uncertain, and responses to higher water levels will need to reflect this uncertainty. Sea level rise was a major topic of the annual meeting of the National Academy of Engineering on October 9–10, 2016, and the second day featured a forum on adaptation to it. This summary of the forum, which also incorporates material from Robert J. Nicholls’ plenary presentation, outlines a rich and challenging set of problems for engineers, scientists, and those who work with them.

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