The Resource Rising sea levels : an introduction to cause and impact, Hunt Janin and Scott A. Mandia

Rising sea levels : an introduction to cause and impact, Hunt Janin and Scott A. Mandia

Label
Rising sea levels : an introduction to cause and impact
Title
Rising sea levels
Title remainder
an introduction to cause and impact
Statement of responsibility
Hunt Janin and Scott A. Mandia
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The fundamental point of this book is that, in the past, the world's political, economic, military, and social development took place during a time of relatively stable sea level. That time, however, is now over: The world must begin to cope with inevitable increases in sea level. These increases are certain to have important domestic and international consequences--almost all of them negative. This book is a wide-ranging introductory survey of sea level rise. It addresses global warming, the hydrologic cycle, why we should care about the rise of the oceans, storm surges and other extreme events, the changing seas and their shorelines, cities and countries of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian ocean basins, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and the Greenland Ice Sheet, case studies on how the Netherlands and the U.S. plan to cope with sea level rise, the likely impacts of this rise, getting to know the experts on sea level rise, and very long term prospects for the world's shorelines"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
551.45/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GC89
LC item number
.J36 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Academic & Nonfiction Books anthology
Label
Rising sea levels : an introduction to cause and impact, Hunt Janin and Scott A. Mandia
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=491112
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I.A Short Primer on Global Warming; II. The World Ocean and the Hydrologic Cycle; III. Why Should We Care About the Rise of the Oceans?; IV. Storm Surges and Other Extreme Events; V. The Changing Seas; VI. At the Edges of the Sea; VII. Cities and Countries of the Atlantic Ocean Basin; VIII. Cities and Countries of the Pacific Ocean Basin; IX. Cities and Countries of the Indian Ocean Basin; X. The West Antarctic Ice Sheet; XI. The Greenland Ice Sheet; XII. A Range of Options to Cope with Sea Level Rise; Two Case Studies--The Netherlands and the United StatesXIII. Impacts of Sea Level Rise; XIV. Getting to Know the Experts; XV. Very Long Term Prospects for the World's Shorelines; XVI. Conclusions: Looking Ahead; Appendices; 1: Climate Change Conferences: The 2009 Copenhagen, the 2010 Cancun and the 2011 Durban; 2: The Impact on Ports of a 3.2 Foot (1 Meter) Sea Level Rise; 3: Extreme Event Analysis; 4: Sea Level Rise and Breakwater Damage; 5: Possible Dutch Responses to a Sea Level Rise of 16.4 Feet (5 Meters); 6: Using a Bayesian Network to Predict Coastal Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise
Control code
ocn813535724
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 211 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476600208
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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u149307
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)813535724

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