Coldspot of decelerated sea-level rise on the Pacific coast of North America
Wydział Nauk Geograficznych i Geologicznych Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza
We show here the presence of significant “coldspot” of sea level rise along the West Coast of the United States and Canada (including Alaska). The 30-years sea level for the area are mostly falling also at subsiding locations as San Francisco and Seattle where subsidence is responsible for a long term positive rate of rise. The 20 long term tide gauges of the area of length exceeding the 60-years length have a naïve average rate of rise –0.729 mm/year in the update 30- Apr-2015, down from –0.624 mm/year in the update 14-Feb-2014. Therefore, along the West Coast of the United States and Canada the sea levels are on average falling, and becoming more and more negative.
sea level, measurements, tide gauges, West Coast of North America
Quaestiones Geographicae vol. 35 (3), 2016, pp. 31-37