Spatial and temporal variability of sea level rise hot spots over the eastern United States

University of Florida scientists discover the cause of Atlantic coastline’s sea level rise hot spots is driven by the combined effects o naturally occurring ocean-atmosphere processes, El Niño (ENSO) and the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). These findings challenge previous arguments that a hot spot north of Cape Hatteras over the past few decades was due to a slowdown of circulation in the North Atlantic, which is itself due to global warming.

Photos by Joshua Bright for the New York Times.
Photos by Joshua Bright for the New York Times.

Check out the publication at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL073926/abstract
Check out the New York Time Article at: ps://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/09/climate/the-sea-level-did-in-fact-rise-faster-in-the-southeast-us.html?emc=eta1
Check out the University of Florida article at: http://news.ufl.edu/articles/2017/08/east-coasts-rapidly-rising-seas-explained.php