Geoscientists: Sea levels rose nearly a foot in Boston’s recent history

Geoscientists: Sea levels rose nearly a foot in Boston’s recent history
June 8, 2018

Geoscientist Jonathan Woodruff along with two other researchers say their evaluation of storm events in Boston since 1825 suggests that sea levels rose by nearly a foot (0.28 meters) over the past 200 years. They found the greatest increase occurred in the years since 1920. The researchers point out that archives of tides offer one of the best ways of identifying past changes to the three most important components driving changes in extreme water levels to places like Boston: long-term sea level rise, tidal trends and storm activity.

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