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Relative sea-level change: a critical evaluation. Unesco (COMAR) working group on mean sea-level rise and its influence on the coastal zone
Stewart, R.W.; Kjerfve, B.; Milliman, J.D.; Dwivedi, S.N. (1990). Relative sea-level change: a critical evaluation. Unesco (COMAR) working group on mean sea-level rise and its influence on the coastal zone. UNESCO Reports in Marine Science = Rapports de l'Unesco sur les sciences de la mer, 54. UNESCO: Paris. ix, 22 pp.
Part of: UNESCO Reports in Marine Science = Rapports de l'Unesco sur les sciences de la mer. UNESCO: Paris. ISSN 0253-0112, more

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  • Stewart, R.W.
  • Kjerfve, B.
  • Milliman, J.D.
  • Dwivedi, S.N.

Abstract
    The Unesco COMAR working group on mean sea-level rise and its influence on the coastal zone analyses various aspects of relative sea-level change, both in recent geological and historical times and with a view towards future decades. The report provides a critical summary of the causes, likelihood and consequences of relative mean sea-level change. Most of these are seen to be site-specific rather than global. The working group also suggests components and basic considerations for the establishment of international programmes to ascertain sea-level change. Included with the text are six illustrations, one table and a list of references on the subject.The authors conclude that, while current scientific opinion does not tend toward “doomsday” forecasts of dramatic global sea-level rise, significant changes in the levels of both the land and the sea are likely. Future studies should concentrate on site-specific aspects of such changes in areas under threat.

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