the indirect impacts of climate change

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  • The indirect impacts of climate change
    • isostatic sea level change
      • local and RELATIVE sea level rise in the South of the Uk and fall in Scotland
        • due to glacial rebound because the land based ice on Scotland which put pressure on it during the ice age is melting
      • see-saw effect
      • can also happen with subduction zones when continental plates get tilted upwards
    • eustatic sea level change
      • global warming has caused thermal expansion because the water particles vibrate more with heat and take up more room so the sea level rises.
      • as global warming melts LAND BASED ice there is a positive feedback mechanism because the ice reflects ISR - albedo effect - speeds up process


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