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Volume 14, issue 6 | Copyright
Biogeosciences, 14, 1739-1772, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-1739-2017
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Research article 20 Apr 2017

Research article | 20 Apr 2017

Divergence of seafloor elevation and sea level rise in coral reef ecosystems

Kimberly K. Yates et al.
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We report regional-scale erosion of coral reef ecosystems in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific oceans determined by measuring changes in seafloor elevation. The magnitude of seafloor elevation loss has increased local sea level rise, causing water depths not predicted until near 2100, placing coastal communities at elevated and accelerating risk from hazards such as waves, storms, and tsunamis. Our results have broad implications for coastal resource and safety management.
We report regional-scale erosion of coral reef ecosystems in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and...
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