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TitleFAQ 5: How is the climate going to change in Canada's coastal regions and how are these projections determined? FAQ 6. How will sea level change in Canada? How are the projected changes determined?
AuthorJames, T S
Source (2016), 2015 p. 253-274
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20150149
PublisherGovernment of Canada
Lang.English; French
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceOffshore region
AreaMarine Coastal
Subjectsenvironmental geology; climate effects; climate; coastal environment; coastal studies; coastal management; environmental analysis; environmental studies; environmental impacts; environmental controls
Illustrationssatellite images; location maps; temperature maps; sealevel maps; photographs
ProgramCoastal Infrastructure, Climate Change Geoscience
AbstractThese FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) give brief (about 1000 word) answers to the indicated questions. They do not have an abstract. They will appear as a section in a report titled "Canada's Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate"
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
These FAQs answer, in plain language (for an educated, but non-technical, audience) the posed questions. Temperatures are projected to increase in Canada, while projections of precipitation exhibit some regional variability. Confidence in the projections of some climate variables (e.g., winds, waves, fog) is generally low. Projections of sea-level change vary dramatically across Canada, depending largely on vertical land motion. Where the land rising quickly in Hudson Bay and parts of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, sea-level is projected to continue to fall. Where the land is subsiding or rising slowly, in the Maritimes, BC, and the Beaufort coastline, sea-level is projected to rise.