Sea-Level Change in the Gulf of Mexico

Sea-Level Change in the Gulf of Mexico

: Texas A&M University Press

: 9781603442244

: Book


This book discusses the various causes and effects of rising and falling sea levels in the Gulf of Mexico, beginning with the Gulf's geological birth over 100 million years ago, and focusing on the last 20,000 years, when global sea levels began rising as the glaciers of the last major ice age melted. It also reviews the current situation, especially regarding beach erosion and loss of wetlands, and offers a preview ofthe future, when the Gulf Coast will change markedly as the twenty-first century progresses.

  • Isbn-10 Digit: 1603442243
  • Isbn-13 Digit: 9781603442244
  • Author-1: Richard A. Davis Jr.
  • Copyright/Publication Date: 2011
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Page Count: 172