A new model to predict Pacific sea level rises | Pacific Beat

A new model to predict Pacific sea level rises

A new model to predict Pacific sea level rises

Updated 22 February 2013, 18:08 AEDT

Scientists in Germany have produced an interactive model which shows which parts of the world will experience the greatest rises in sea levels.

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research predicts that sea levels will rise globally on average between about 30 and 120 centimetres by the turn of the century, depending on the level of greenhouse gas emissions.

But they believe there are lots of disparities, with sea levels expected to rise the most in the western Pacific.

Cathy Harper spoke with one of the authors of the study, is Dr Malte Meinshausen.

Presenter: Cathy Harper

Speaker: Dr Malte Meinshausen from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

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