|Module title||Sea-Level Change|
|Module lecturer||prof. dr hab. Karl Stattegger|
|Faculty||Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences|
will be agreed with students
Module aim (aims)
The main aim of the course is to present basic knowlwdge on the sea-level changes, their contributing factors, causes and consequences. Students will be able to critically read and assess the sources of sea-level change.
Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)
During the course the following topics will be presented:
- the mechanisms of sea-level change: tectonic and climatic control, ice melt and isostatic rebound;
- long-term sea-level change and deglacial sea-level rise up to present times;
- current sea-level rise and contributing factors such as polar ice melt and thermal expansion of ocean waters;
- future sea-level rise and global warming;
- the effects and threats associated with the rising sa-level;
- exercises on regional sea-level data.
Fox-Kemper et al., 2022. Ocean, cryoshere and sea-level change. In: Climate change 2021. The physical science basis. Contribution of working group I to the sixth assessment report of the intergovermental panel on climate change (Masson-Delmotte, V. et al., eds.). Cambridge University Press (free download).
Haigh, I.D. Marcos, M., Dangendorf, S., Calafat, F., eds., 2017. Sea level variability and change. Lausanne: Frontiers media. doi: 10.339/978-2-88945-150-0.