If we act now and cut carbon emissions, we will save up to 40 cm of sea level rise by 2100, but up to 3.5 m by 2300. That is the conclusion of our new study which developed a new approach to predicting future changes in temperature and sea level rise over the next three… Read More Act now and we can save 3.5 m of sea level rise by the year 2300.
This is a press-release for a new paper – Wave breaking patterns control rip current flow regimes and surf zone retention, published by members of the coastal group which can be accessed here. Research by the Universities of Southampton and Plymouth has found a new link between breaking waves and the hazard posed by rip currents. The… Read More New understanding of rip currents could help to save lives
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Ivan Haigh, University of Southampton and Kevin Horsburgh, National Oceanography Centre The city of Plymouth, on England’s south coast, normally has fairly moderate tides. However this week it will have a 6m “supertide” – the highest tide in 18 years. This comes just… Read More After the supermoon, comes the supertide
Barriers, canals and fake islands: how we can save cities from rising sea levels Sally Brown, University of Southampton; Ivan Haigh, University of Southampton, and Robert Nicholls, University of Southampton Extreme storms and rising sea levels will threaten the existence of coastal cities worldwide, unless preventative action is undertaken. With population growth and sea-level rise… Read More Barriers, canals and fake islands: how we can save cities from rising sea levels
While there has been significant progress in describing and understanding global-mean sea-level rise, the regional departures from this global-mean rise are more poorly described and understood. In this new paper (which you can view here), which staff at Southampton contributed to, we present a comprehensive analysis of Australian sea-level data from the 1880s to the present,… Read More Australian Sea Levels – Trends, Regional Variability and Influencing Factors
Congratulations to Freddie, Edgar, Ben and Edward, graduates from 2012-13, who all attend graduation last week.