In this presentation I will provide an overview of research on sea-level observations, projections, extreme water level and impacts. It provides an overview of the major developments since the previous IPCC-report which was published in 2013. Observational evidence indicates a slightly smaller sea-level change over the last century consequently leading to an acceleration, which is at least partly related to increased ice mass loss. Projections on sea-level rise depend strongly on the climate scenario used as it rules the Antarctic contribution which is the major source of uncertainty nowadays. Irrespective of the Antarctic contribution major challenges arise for coastal areas in the coming decade requiring different adaptation strategies.
13 November 2018 from 16:00 to 17:00
IMAU Colloquium Roderik van de Wal
Start date and time13 November 2018 16:00
End date and time13 November 2018 17:00