sea level rise

sea level rise

Meeresspiegelanstieg aumento del nivel del mar elevation du niveau de la mer

Definition

Sea-level rises are a possible consequence of global warming. As the amount of free water in the oceans increases, and as the water becomes warmer, global warming will increase. In addition, according to theory, the heating at the poles may reduce the amount of water trapped in glaciers and ice caps.

Broader terms

Marine Waters