Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Waters of Washington State

This scientific analysis provides low, medium, and high estimates of sea-level rise for the Northwest Olympic Peninsula, Central and Southern Coasts, and Puget Sound areas for 2050 and 2100, to support both public and private investment and other decision making. The authors examine four key factors that influence local SLR, including thermal expansion of the ocean, melting land ice, local winds, and local land changes (e.g. from tectonic movement and isostatic rebound), to calculate these projections.

Publication Date: January 2008

Authors or Affiliated Users:

  • Alexander Petersen
  • Spencer Reeder
  • Hugh Shipman
  • Lara Whitely Binder

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  • Assessment

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