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Press Release 11-122

Fastest Sea-Level Rise in Two Millennia Linked to Increasing Global Temperatures

Rate is greater now than at any time during past 2,100 years

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Photo of rising seas lapping at a house in the film Nights in Rodanthe.

Rising seas lap at the house in "Nights in Rodanthe," filmed during the field work.

Credit: Andrew Kemp, Yale University


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Photo of salt marsh near Tump Point, N.C.

Expanse of salt marsh near Tump Point, N.C.; how long will its grasses remain above water?

Credit: Andrew Kemp, Yale University


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Photo of Andrew Kemp in red and Simon Engelhart in yellow collecting sediment cores.

Andrew Kemp (in red) and colleague Simon Engelhart (in yellow) collect sediment cores.

Credit: Steve Culver, East Carolina University


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Photo of the Tump Point salt marsh.

The Tump Point salt marsh was one of the study sites in the sea level rise research.

Credit: Andrew Kemp, Yale University


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Scanning electron microscope image of a salt-marsh foraminifera.

Scanning electron microscope image of a common species of salt-marsh foraminifera.

Credit: Andrew Kemp, Yale University


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