COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Sea level rising in western tropical Pacific anthropogenic as result of human activity, study concludes
Description: Sea levels likely will continue to rise in the tropical Pacific Ocean off the coasts of the Philippines and northeastern Australia as humans continue to alter the climate, a study concludes. The study authors combined past sea level data gathered from both satellite altimeters and traditional tide gauges as part of the study. The goal was to find out how much a naturally occurring climate phenomenon called the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, or PDO, influences sea rise patterns in the Pacific. [Source: ScienceDaily]
Availability: Full Text
Source: ScienceDaily
Publish Date: 7/20/2014
Reading Level: Basic
Page Length: