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TitleSea-level change
AuthorJames, T
SourcePresentations: Expert Forum on Coastal Transportation Infrastructure; 2018 p. 1-28 (Open Access)
LinksOnline - En ligne (PDF, 1.78 MB)
Year2018
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20180124
PublisherMarine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR)
MeetingExpert Forum on Coastal Transportation Infrastructure; Vancouver, BC; CA; May 16-17, 2018
DocumentWeb site
Lang.English
Mediadigital; on-line
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Western offshore region
AreaPacific Ocean
Lat/Long WENS-140.0000 -122.0000 60.0000 48.0000
Subjectsenvironmental geology; geophysics; tectonics; Nature and Environment; Health and Safety; sea level changes; climate effects; meteorology; storms; floods; coastal environment; coastal management; ice sheets; crustal uplift; geodesy; isostasy; isostatic compensation; tectonic evolution; modelling; Antarctic Ice Sheet; projections; global sea-level change; relative sea-level change; climate change; geological hazards; guidelines; climate change impact; climate change adaptation; impact studies; infrastructures; frequency; intensity; waves; global positioning systems; climate change mitigation; atmospheric emissions
Illustrationstime series; photographs; satellite images; bar graphs; geoscientific sketch maps
ProgramClimate Change Geoscience, Coastal Infrastructure
Released2018 05 01
Abstract(unpublished)
This was an oral presentation given at a forum. The key messages (final 2 slides) are:
-Sea-level projections are robust up to about 2050 and don't strongly depend on scenario.
-Recent results highlight importance of mitigation of carbon emissions - strong mitigation will avoid the extreme values of global sea-level rise shown today
-BC guidelines lie above the IPCC AR5 projections and offer a measure of safety; designed to be periodically reviewed in light of new scientific findings.
-Emerging scientific results indicate that amounts of sea-level rise much larger than given in the IPCC AR5 is possible.
-Adaptation measures should be undertaken in the context of risk tolerance - for a low tolerance to risk of sea-level rise, choose unlikely, high value of sea-level rise - E.g., generating plant (Parris et al., 2012)
-Adaptation is a process -choose no regrets options (if possible), where adjustments can be made in the future.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This was an oral presentation on projected sea-level change given at a forum. The key messages (final 2 slides) are: -Sea-level projections are robust up to about 2050 and don't strongly depend on scenario. -Recent results highlight importance of mitigation of carbon emissions - strong mitigation will avoid the extreme values of global sea-level rise shown today -BC guidelines lie above the IPCC AR5 projections and offer a measure of safety; designed to be periodically reviewed in light of new scientific findings. -Emerging scientific results indicate that amounts of sea-level rise much larger than given in the IPCC AR5 are possible. -Adaptation measures should be undertaken in the context of risk tolerance - for a low tolerance to risk of sea-level rise, choose unlikely, high value of sea-level rise. - E.g., generating plant (Parris et al., 2012) -Adaptation is a process -choose no regrets options (if possible), where adjustments can be made in the future.
GEOSCAN ID308387