Sea Level Change

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  • Sea Level Change
    • Eustatic
      • These changes due to the rise of the sea since the end of the ice age
      • These changes are worldwide
      • Rise in temperature causes rising sea levels due a) melting ice caps and b) thermal expansion of water
      • Fall in temperature causes a fall in sea level due to a) water thermally shrinks and b) more water is stored as ice
    • Isostatic
      • These are changes due to movement of the land since the end of the ice age
      • These changes are variable and local

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