Long-term increases in mean sea level. The expression is popularly applied to anticipated ecstatic sea level changes due to the greenhouse effect and associated global warming.
(Neuendorf, K.K.E. and others, 2005)
DGGS online catalog of government agency publications relating to: Sea level rise
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