Sea Level Rise

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This topic introduces the evidence of current and historic sea level change, and the Earth System processes that control sea level at a variety of time scales. The consequences and management of changes in sea level are also considered using a case study approach. Sea level rise is a topic that brings together many areas of research within Geography, including oceanography, glaciology, coastal processes and geomorphology, atmospheric processes and environmental management.

The topic includes several reading resources including material from the latest IPCC report, and also several video resources. You will need to use these resources as you work through the task. Questions for consideration and discussion are included. Some additional suggestions for reading and discussion are also included, as is a link to a University lecture on sea level rise: these resources are not essential for this task but will help you to find out more about sea level rise, and are a slightly higher level than the rest of the task.