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Article: Future sea level rise in Hong Kong and possible environmental effects

TitleFuture sea level rise in Hong Kong and possible environmental effects
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Issue Date1993
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Climate And Sea Level Change, 1993, p. 349-376 How to Cite?
AbstractSea level has been rising at an average rate of about 0.3mm/yr in Hong Kong, as estimated from an analysis of tide-gauge data obtained over the period 1962-86 from the North Point station. Since a moderate positive correlation coefficient of about 0.4 is also found between the annual mean sea level and annual mean precipitation, the local increase in runoff into the sea through rainfall fluctuations and in the low central mean sea level pressure, in addition to global warming, are suggested to be responsible for the rising sea level trend. A review of previous studies on storm surges and tide-gauge observations has confirmed the importance of coastal configurations and cyclone paths in causing high sea level elevations. For the design and planning of coastal reclamations in Hong Kong, the amount of future sea level rise within an engineering time-scale should be taken into account in the formation level to be adopted. Some examples of possible environmental effects are presented. -from Author
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/182398

 

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dc.contributor.authorYim, WWSen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-29T04:00:00Z-
dc.date.available2013-04-29T04:00:00Z-
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.identifier.citationClimate And Sea Level Change, 1993, p. 349-376en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/182398-
dc.description.abstractSea level has been rising at an average rate of about 0.3mm/yr in Hong Kong, as estimated from an analysis of tide-gauge data obtained over the period 1962-86 from the North Point station. Since a moderate positive correlation coefficient of about 0.4 is also found between the annual mean sea level and annual mean precipitation, the local increase in runoff into the sea through rainfall fluctuations and in the low central mean sea level pressure, in addition to global warming, are suggested to be responsible for the rising sea level trend. A review of previous studies on storm surges and tide-gauge observations has confirmed the importance of coastal configurations and cyclone paths in causing high sea level elevations. For the design and planning of coastal reclamations in Hong Kong, the amount of future sea level rise within an engineering time-scale should be taken into account in the formation level to be adopted. Some examples of possible environmental effects are presented. -from Authoren_US
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dc.titleFuture sea level rise in Hong Kong and possible environmental effectsen_US
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