‘Middle ground’ of sea-level change: ‘Intra-seasonal’ variability impacts forecasting and ecosystems

‘Middle ground’ of sea-level change: ‘Intra-seasonal’ variability impacts forecasting and ecosystems

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 08:13 AM PST

The effects of storm surge and sea-level rise have become topics of everyday conversation in the days and weeks following Hurricane Sandy’s catastrophic landfall along the mid-Atlantic coast. Researchers are throwing light on another, less-familiar component of sea-level variability — the “intra-seasonal” changes that occupy the middle ground between rapid, storm-related surges in sea level and the long-term increase in sea level due to global climate change.

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