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New Jersey shore likely to face unprecedented flooding by mid-century

ANI | Last Updated: Friday, December 6, 2013 - 16:40

Washington: The New Jersey shore will likely experience a sea-level rise of about 1.5 feet by 2050 and of about 3.5 feet by 2100 leading to unprecedented flooding in the areas.

Geoscientists at Rutgers and Tufts universities projected shore sea level to rise 11 to 15 inches higher than global average for next century.

This derivation showed that one-in-10 year flood level at Atlantic City would exceed any flood known there from the observational record by the middle of the century.

The scientists based their projections in part upon an analysis of historic and modern-day records of sea-level rise in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region.

They found out that the sea level has been rising in the mid-Atlantic region at a foot per century as a result of global average sea-level rise and the solid earth`s ongoing adjustment to the end of the last ice age.

Sea-level rise in the mid- Atlantic region also results from changes in ocean dynamics, the scientists said.

The researchers` study of past sea-level change also revealed that something remarkable started happening over the last century.

First Published: Friday, December 6, 2013 - 16:40
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