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Extreme Pacific sea-level events to double in future


September 25, 2015

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Many tropical Pacific island nations are struggling to adapt to gradual sea-level rise stemming from warming oceans and melting ice caps. Now, they may also see much more frequent extreme sea-level swings. The culprit is a projected behavioral change of the El Niño phenomenon and its characteristic Pacific wind response, according to recent computer modeling experiments and tide-gauge analysis by scientists at the University of Hawai'i at Mânoa and CSIRO in Australia. Full Story

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