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Global warming, sea-level rise, and coastal marsh survival

Fact Sheet 091-97

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Abstract

Coastal wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world. These wetlands at the land-ocean margin provide many direct benefits to humans, including habitat for commercially important fisheries and wildlife; storm protection; improved water quality through sediment, nutrient, and pollution removal; recreation; and aesthetic values. These valuable ecosystems will be highly vulnerable to the effects of the rapid rise in sea level predicted to occur during the next century as a result of global warming.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Global warming, sea-level rise, and coastal marsh survival
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
091-97
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
National Wetlands Research Center
Description:
2 p.