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Published on October 11th, 2013 | by Simi


Counting the coast: modeling the oceans of a warming planet

“Sea level rise won’t be uniform for quite a number of reasons. One is that as ice sheets melt, it changes the gravitational attraction, so you can get a slightly different gravitational field playing out across the Earth, typically so that you would tend to get the highest amount of rise the furthest distance from the mass that’s melting.”

— Dr Kathleen McInnes


Climate modeler Dr Kathy McInnes describes what mathematical modeling can tell us about the effects of rising sea levels and extreme weather events on our coastlines.

Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

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