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

Fact Sheet 091-97



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.

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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
DOI 10.3133/fs09197
Year Published 1997
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) National Wetlands Research Center
Description 2 p.
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