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Rates of subsidence and relative sea level rise in the Hawaii Islands

Rates of subsidence and relative sea level rise in the Hawaii Islands Abstract The major cause of the Hawaiian Islands coastal erosion is shown to be not global warming, but the sinking of the volcanic islands. The geologic “circle-of-life” beyond the Hawaiian hot spot is the true explanation of the beach erosion. The sea levels are slow rising and not accelerating worldwide as well as in the United States. In the specific of the Hawaii Islands, they have been decelerating over the last 3 decades because of the phasing of the multi-decadal oscillations for this area of the Pacific. There is therefore no evidence coastal erosion will double in the Hawaii by 2050 because of global warming. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nonlinear Engineering de Gruyter

Rates of subsidence and relative sea level rise in the Hawaii Islands

Nonlinear Engineering , Volume 5 (4) – Dec 1, 2016

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de Gruyter
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2192-8010
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2192-8029
DOI
10.1515/nleng-2016-0004
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Abstract

Abstract The major cause of the Hawaiian Islands coastal erosion is shown to be not global warming, but the sinking of the volcanic islands. The geologic “circle-of-life” beyond the Hawaiian hot spot is the true explanation of the beach erosion. The sea levels are slow rising and not accelerating worldwide as well as in the United States. In the specific of the Hawaii Islands, they have been decelerating over the last 3 decades because of the phasing of the multi-decadal oscillations for this area of the Pacific. There is therefore no evidence coastal erosion will double in the Hawaii by 2050 because of global warming.

Journal

Nonlinear Engineeringde Gruyter

Published: Dec 1, 2016

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