The Mid-Atlantic states may see up to 15 inches more sea level rise than the global average over the next century, new research published in the journal Earth’s Future shows. In a worst-case scenario, sea level could be nearly six feet higher by 2100 than it is today, with at least three to four feet likely. The research, undertaken by scientists at Rutgers and Tufts universities, forecasts that Atlantic City could be getting once-in-ten-year floods that are more intense than "any flood known there from the observational record" by 2050…"It’s clear from both the tide gauge and geological records that sea level has been rising in the Mid-Atlantic region at a foot per century," explained study co-author Ken Miller. "In the sands of the New Jersey coastal plain, sea level is also rising by another four inches per century because of sediment compaction, due partly to natural forces and partly to groundwater withdrawal – but the rate of sea level rise, global and regionally, is increasing due to melting of ice sheets and the warming of the oceans."
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