Sea level rise

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Definition of Sea Level Rise:
The so-called greenhouse effect or global warming may cause a Sea Level Rise, which will have a great impact on the long-term coastal morphology. The possible and gradual Sea Level Rise will cause a general shoreline retreat and an increased flooding risk and has to be handled according to the local conditions[1].
This is the common definition for Sea Level Rise, other definitions can be discussed in the article

See also Relative sea level


  1. Mangor, Karsten. 2004. “Shoreline Management Guidelines”. DHI Water and Environment, 294pp.