Sea-Level Rise and Variability: Synthesis and Outlook for the Future
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Increasing urbanization was a major driver of this change. Today, many of the world ’ s megacities are situated at the coast. At the same time, sea level has been rising and is projected to continue to rise further. However, coastal developments have generally occurred with little regard to the consequences of rising sea levels, even in developed regions such as Europe (Tol et al. 2008 ). An improved understanding of sea - level rise and variability is required to reduce the uncertainties associated with projections for sea - level rise, and hence contribute to more effective coastal planning and management.
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Sea-Level Rise and Variability: Synthesis and Outlook for the Future, in J. A. Church, P. L. Woodworth, T. Aarup & W. S. Wilson (Eds.), Understanding Sea‐Level Rise and Variability, Blackwell Publishing, p. 402-419
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Church, John A.; Aarup, Thorkild; Woodworth, Philip L.; Wilson, W. Stanley; Nicholls, Robert J.; Rayner, Ralph; Lambeck, Kurt; Mitchum, Gary T.; Steffen, Konrad; Cazenave, Anny; Blewitt, Geoff; Mitrovica, Jerry X.; and Lowe, Jason A., "Sea-Level Rise and Variability: Synthesis and Outlook for the Future" (2010). Marine Science Faculty Publications. 2073.