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TitreProjected trends in Beaufort Sea levels
AuteurJames, T S
SourceState of the environment report, Northwest Territories; 2012. Extrait de l'adresse [http://www.enr.gov.nt.ca/_live/pages/wpPages/soe_highlight_report.aspx] (2012 11 30)
Année2012
Séries alt.Secteur des sciences de la Terre, Contribution externe 20110177
ÉditeurNWT Ministry of Environment
Documentfichier d'ordinateur
Lang.anglais
Mediaen ligne; numérique
Formatsaspx
ProvinceRégion extracotière du nord; Territoires du Nord-Ouest
SNRC107C/07; 87F/10; 97C/08; 97G/15
Lat/Long OENS-135.5000 -116.0000 72.2500 69.2500
Sujetschangements du niveau de la mer; variations du niveau de la mer; milieu côtièr; études côtières; érosion côtière; gestion côtière; végétation; changement climatique; géologie de l'environnement; géologie marine; Nature et environnement
Illustrationslocation maps; histograms; photographs
ProgrammeGestionaire de programme - sciences de changements climatiques, Géosciences de changements climatiques
Résumé(disponible en anglais seulement)
Sea-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.
GEOSCAN ID289203