Coastal Systems and Continental Margins

Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Subsidence: Causes, Consequences, and Strategies

Editors: Milliman, John, Haq, B.U. (Eds.)

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Greenhouse-induced climate warming increasingly appears to be a reality, and the warming climate will be accompanied by an accelerated sea level rise - as much as 60-100 cm over the next century. What is commonly absent in the discussion of rising sea level, however, is the role played by the subsidence of low-lying coastal areas, which can have a far greater local effect than the eustatic rise of the sea. The combined sea-level rise and land subsidence will almost certainly make the greatest impact on coastal societies in the densely populated regions of southern Asia, but its effects will be felt globally.
This volume explores the concepts of sea-level rise and coastal subsidence, both natural and anthropogenically accelerated, in the form of a series of case studies in such diverse locations as Bangkok, Bangladesh, Venice, and the Niger and Mississippi deltas, as well as a discussion of the economic, engineering and policy responses that must be considered if the effects of local sea-level rise are to be mitigated.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Subsidence: Causes, Consequences, and Strategies
Editors
  • John Milliman
  • B.U. Haq
Series Title
Coastal Systems and Continental Margins
Series Volume
2
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-8719-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-8719-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3933-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4672-7
Series ISSN
1384-6434
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 370
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