ABSTRACT

El Nino Sea-Level Rise Wreaks Havoc in California's San Francisco Bay Region   [open pdf - 834KB]

"During the winter of 1997-- 98, wind-driven waves and abnormally high sea levels significantly contributed to hundreds of millions of dollars in flood and storm damage in the San Francisco Bay region. Recent analyses by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists of nearly 100 years of sea-level records collected near the Golden Gate Bridge found that these abnormally high sea levels were the direct result of that year's El Niño atmospheric phenomenon. The USGS continues to investigate the causes of such sea-level changes in order to better protect coastal communities from their effects."

Report Number:
FS-175-99
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Date:
1999
Copyright:
Public domain
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U.S. Geological Survey: http://www.usgs.gov/
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pdf
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