Master of Science (MS)
First Advisor's Name
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
B.M. Golam Kibria
Second Advisor's Committee Title
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Sea level rise, Key West, Time series, Acceleration, Trend, Regression
Date of Defense
Sea level rise (SLR) varies depending on location. It is therefore important to local residents, businesses and government to analyze SLR locally. Further, because of increasing ice melt and other effects of climate change, rates of SLR may change. It is therefore also important to evaluate rates of change of SLR, which we call sea level acceleration (SLA) or deceleration.
The present thesis will review the annual average sea level data compiled at the Key West tidal gauge in Key West, Florida. We use a multi-model approach that compares the results of various models on that data set. The goal is to determine if there is a consistent result that can be ascertained from the various models.
Generally, all the models reveal a clear upward trend of SLR. Further, the models provide evidence that the trend has increased over the last 8-10 years, i.e., that there is SLA.
Tenenholtz, John, "Trend and Acceleration: A Multi-model Approach to Key West Sea Level Rise" (2017). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3552.
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