T115. Recent Sea-Level Rise: Accelerating or Not?

Session No. 146
Tuesday, 6 November 2012: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Charlotte Convention Center 218AB

T115. Recent Sea-Level Rise: Accelerating or Not?

 

Rob Young and Asbury H. Sallenger Jr, Advocates
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Start Time
8:00 AM
IS SEA LEVEL RISE ACCELERATING ON U.S. COASTS?
SALLENGER, Asbury1, DORAN, Kara S.1, and HOWD, Peter2, (1) U.S. Geological Survey, 600 4th St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, asallenger@usgs.gov, (2) U. S. Geological Survey, 600 4th St., South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
8:20 AM
ACCELERATING SEA LEVEL RISE AND STAKEHOLDER RESPONSE
ATKINSON, Larry P.1, EZER, Tal1, DEYOUNG, Russell2, MCSHANE, Michael3, and MCFARLANE, Benjamin4, (1) Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23505, latkinso@odu.edu, (2) Science Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA 23681, (3) Old Dominion University, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529, (4) Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320
8:35 AM
U.S. EAST COAST SEA LEVEL ACCELERATION: RECENT EVIDENCE FROM TIDE GAUGES
BOON, John D., Department of Physical Sciences, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, P.O. Box 1042, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, boon@vims.edu
8:50 AM
GLOBAL SEA LEVEL RISE-20TH CENTURY AND RECENT
DEAN, Robert G., Civil and Coastal Engineering, Univ of Florida, P. O. Box 116590, Gainesville, FL 32611-6590, dean@coastal.ufl.edu and HOUSTON, James R., U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS 39180
9:10 AM
CAN WE DETERMINTE ACCELERATION RATES YET?
MITCHUM, Gary T., College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, 140 Seventh Ave. South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, mitchum@usf.edu
9:25 AM
SEA-LEVEL CHANGE ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST OF THE UNITED STATES
HORTON, Benjamin P., Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, bphorton@sas.upenn.edu, KEMP, Andrew C., Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, DONNELLY, J., Geology & Geophysics Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MS #22, 360 Woods Hole Rd, Woods Hole, MA 02543, and HAWKES, Andrea D., Geography and Geology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC 02543
 
9:40 AM
Break
9:55 AM
TIMESCALES FOR DETECTING SIGNIFICANT ACCELERATION IN SEA-LEVEL RISE
HAIGH, Ivan David, Ocean and Earth Science, University of Western Australia, National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH, United Kingdom, i.d.haigh@soton.ac.uk, PATTIARATCHI, Chari, The School of Environmental Systems Engineering and the UWA Oceans Institute, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, 6009, Australia, WAHL, Thomas, Research Institute for Water and Environment, University of Siegen, Paul-Bonatz-Str. 9-11, Siegen, 57076, Germany, and PRICE, R.E., Geology, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, SCA 528, Tampa, FL 33620
10:10 AM
ON SEA LEVEL VARIABILITY AND TRENDS
PIETRAFESA, Len, Center for Marine and Wetland Studies, Coastal Carolina University, P.O. Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528, ljpietra@ncsu.edu, GAYES, Paul, Burroughs and Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies, Coastal Carolina University, P.O. Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528, and SLATTERY, Michael, Center for Marine and Wetland Studies, Coastal Carolina University, PO Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528
10:25 AM
RELATIVE ROLE OF REGIONAL DYNAMIC FORCINGS ON SOUTHEASTERN US TIDE GAUGE PROJECTIONS OF RELATIVE SEA LEVEL RISE; THE PROGRESSION BETWEEN “WEATHER” AGGREGATING INTO “CLIMATE”
GAYES, Paul1, PIETRAFESA, Len2, SLATTERY, Michael3, and YAN, Tingzhuang3, (1) Burroughs and Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies, Coastal Carolina University, P.O. Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528, (2) Center for Marine and Wetland Studies, Coastal Carolina University, P.O. Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528, (3) Center for Marine and Wetland Studies, Coastal Carolina University, PO Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528, mslattery@coastal.edu
10:40 AM
CLIMATE CHANGE-INDUCED ACCELERATION OF SEA LEVEL RISE: NOT IN NORTH CAROLINA
PILKEY, Orrin H., Duke University, P.O. Box 90228, Durham, NC 27708, opilkey@duke.edu and GLASS, Alexander, Nicholas School of the Environment Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
10:55 AM
SEA-LEVEL RISE AND PUBLIC DISCOURSE: THE NEED FOR BASIC GEOLOGIC PRINCIPLES
STUTZ, Matthew L., Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Geoscience, Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27607, stutzmat@meredith.edu
11:10 AM
DOES ACCELERATION MATTER?
YOUNG, Robert S., Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723, ryoung@EMAIL.wcu.edu and PEEK, Katie, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, Western Carolina University, 90 University Way, Belk Building Room 294, Cullowhee, NC 28723
 
11:30 AM
Discussion
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