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TitleProjected trends in Beaufort Sea levels
AuthorJames, T S
SourceState of the environment report, Northwest Territories; 2012. Retrieved from [http://www.enr.gov.nt.ca/_live/pages/wpPages/soe_highlight_report.aspx] (2012 11 30)
Year2012
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20110177
PublisherNWT Ministry of Environment
Documentcomputer file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formataspx
ProvinceNorthern offshore region; Northwest Territories
NTS107C/07; 87F/10; 97C/08; 97G/15
AreaBeaufort Sea; Cape Bathurst; Ulukhaktok; Paulatuk; Sachs Harbour; Tuktoyaktuk
Lat/Long WENS-135.5000 -116.0000 72.2500 69.2500
Subjectsenvironmental geology; marine geology; Nature and Environment; sea level changes; sea level fluctuations; coastal environment; coastal studies; coastal erosion; coastal management; vegetation; climate change
Illustrationslocation maps; histograms; photographs
ProgramProgram Management - Climate Change Science, Climate Change Geoscience
AbstractSea-level projections are estimated in Arctic regions by combining data on global sea level changing due to a warming climate, postglacial rebound ("vertical land motion"), and sea-level fingerprinting - the contribution to global sea-level rise from each major ice-cap in the world. This indicator also presents evidence of the effects of sea-level rise on the Mackenzie Delta and on other coastal areas along the Beaufort Sea in the NWT. Sea-level projections for NWT communities along the Beaufort Sea were estimated for this NWT State of Environment report by Thomas James, Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, based on the methods described in a study generated by the Nunavut Climate Change Partnership. Estimates and uncertainties of vertical crustal motion were derived from information on past sea levels, as described in James et al. (2011). This indicator is an output of the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) Climate Change Geoscience Program of Natural Resources Canada. Text and calculations are by Thomas James, peer-reviewed by Don Forbes. This is ESS contribution number 20110177. The "NWT focus" and "looking forward" sections were drafted by ENR, GNWT.
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