Raymond Najjar gives radio interview on tracking, predicting and planning for sea-level rise

WHYY Radio had the privilege of interviewing Raymond Najjar, Professor of Meteorology, on July 8, 2011.  The main topic of discussion was "Tracking, Predicting & Planning for Sea-Level Rise."  

Scientists increasingly believe sea level is on the rise, and have rising evidence to prove it. BENJAMIN P. HORTON, director of the Sea Level Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, recently announced that the rate of sea-level rise along the East Coast in the last 100 years has been the fastest of the last 2,000 years. His team studied microscopic fossils of depth-dependent species in East Coast salt marshes, creating an underwater parallel for the tree-ring analysis long relied upon by landlocked climate scientists. Likewise, RAYMOND NAJJAR,  professor of meteorology at Penn State, has studied how climate change and sea-level rise are shaping up to affect the East Coast, with an emphasis on the estuaries.

To listen to the interview, visit http://whyy.org/cms/radiotimes/2011/07/08/tracking-predicting-planning-for-sea-level-rise/

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