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Assessment of groundwater inundation as a consequence of sea-level rise

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2012-11-11

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Chip Fletcher(Principal Investigator), Pacific Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), 2017-08-22(creation), 2017-08-22(lastUpdate), 2012-11-11(Publication), Assessment of groundwater inundation as a consequence of sea-level rise

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Strong evidence on climate change underscores the need for actions to reduce the impacts of sea-level rise. Global mean sea level may rise 0.18–0.48 m by mid-century1, 2 and 0.5–1.4 m by the end of the century2. Besides marine inundation, it is largely unrecognized that low-lying coastal areas may also be vulnerable to groundwater inundation, which is localized coastal-plain flooding due to a rise of the groundwater table with sea level. Measurements of the coastal groundwater elevation and tidal influence in urban Honolulu, Hawaii, allow estimates of the mean water table, which was used to assess vulnerability to groundwater inundation from sea-level rise. We find that 0.6 m of potential sea-level rise causes substantial flooding, [...]

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier 10.1038/nclimate1725

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journalNature Climate Change
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noteRotzoll, Kolja, and Charles H. Fletcher. "Assessment of groundwater inundation as a consequence of sea-level rise." Nature Climate Change 3.5 (2013): 477.

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