Sea level rise is a phenomenon associated with global climate change. As sea temperatures rise a few degrees, large ice sheets melt in Arctic waters, causing the sea level to rise in a range of 1-3 inches along coasts throughout the world. There are many hypotheses about projected sea level rise and its potential impacts on coastal wetlands. ASWM keeps a finger on the pulse of ongoing research in this developing area of wetland science and policy. For sea level rise-related tools, such as videos, webinars, models, training opportunities to use those tools, click here.
Impact of Sea Level Rise to Wetlands