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Reconstructing longest American water level, instrumented flood record, in Boston Harbor
June 1, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Using newly discovered archival measurements to construct an instrumental record of water levels and storm tides in Boston since 1825, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and elsewhere report today that local averaged relative sea level rose by nearly a foot (0.28 meters) over the past 200 years, with the greatest increase occurring since 1920. The work also highlights tides and their significant effect on flooding in the city.Full Story
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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