Special Issue "Sea Level Changes"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2017)
Dr. Aixue Hu
Climate Change Research Section (CCR), Global Climate Dynamics Laboratory (CGD), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), 1850 Table Mesa Dr. Boulder, CO 80305, USA
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Interests: Global and regional sea level change in the past and future; Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and its impact on global and regional climate; influence of Decadal-interdecadal variability on global and regional climate
Observational evidence shows that the global mean sea level has been rising over the 20th century at a rate of 1.8 cm per decade. Satellite observations in the most recent 20 years suggest the sea is rising at a rate of about 3.3 cm per decade. Coupled model intercomparison project phase 5 simulations indicate that the global sea level will rise up by 1 m by the end of the 21st century. If this rising sea is compounded with storm surges, it can generate a significant impact to coastal commnunities. Thus, it is important to sudy the changes of the sea level of the past and future in order to assess, not only the global mean sea level changes, but also the regional sea level changes, since the changes of sea level are not globally uniform. Moreover, the changes of the regional sea level are affected by both external forces and internal climate variability, such as changes of the Pacific decadal Oscilation, and the Atlantic overturning circulation. In this Special Issue, we welcome studies on sea level changes due to both external forces and internal variability, on the global and regional scales, for the past and the future.
Dr. Aixue Hu
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- sea level change
- internal variability
- decadal variability
- external forcing
- ice cap and glaciers and ice sheets
- thermal steric sea level
- dynamic sea level