An Update on the Status of Mean Sea Level Rise around the Korean Peninsula SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
An Update on the Status of Mean Sea Level Rise around the Korean Peninsula
Author(s)
Watson, Phil J.; Lim, Hak Soo
KIOST Author(s)
Lim, Hak Soo(임학수)
Publication Year
2020-10
Abstract
The threat of sea level rise to the heavily populated Korean Peninsula, which contains around 15,000 km of coastline bordering open sea margins, has profound and far reaching implications. This study updates and extends previous detailed studies with the addition of a further 2 years of data to the end of 2019, providing renewed robustness to the identification of emerging threats associated with sea level rise within the warming sea margins around the Korean Peninsula. The study analyzes tide gauge records and satellite altimetry around the Republic of Korea using enhanced time series analysis techniques to detect coastal vertical land motion and current rates of rise in mean sea level to augment planning, design and risk management activities. Despite fluctuations over time at each site, the highest "relative" mean sea level at each of the seven longest tide gauge records occurs in 2019, with weak evidence of an acceleration in the increase in mean sea level around the Republic of Korea. Trends in sea surface height from satellite altimetry across this region note two discreet areas east and west of the Korean Peninsula around 37.5 degrees N (around Ulleungdo Island and in the Gyeonggi Bay region of the Yellow Sea), where rates of rise are well above the global average trend.
ISSN
2073-4433
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/38569
DOI
10.3390/atmos11111153
Bibliographic Citation
ATMOSPHERE, v.11, no.11, 2020
Publisher
MDPI
Subject
ACCELERATION; TIDE
Keywords
sea level rise; vertical land motion; satellite altimetry
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
MDPI
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