Assessment of climate change impacts on sea surface temperatures and sea level rise-The Arabian Gulf

Mohamed E. Hereher*

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نتاج البحث: المساهمة في مجلةمراجعة النظراء

17 اقتباسات (Scopus)

ملخص

The Arabian Gulf is one of the regions in the world experiencing major changes due to increased economic growth rates and development practices. As a shallow water body within a hot desert, the Gulf is exposed to obvious warming in the sea surface temperatures (SST). Remotely sensed SST data were utilized to estimate decadal change in SST with a focus on coral reef locations. There is a positive trend in monthly time series SSTs, with a maximum value of about 0.7 °C/decade for the western side of the Gulf. This high trend of SST is associated with significant coral reef bleaching and it coincides with major climate/ocean interactions. Most of the Arabian countries along the Gulf have coastal developments at low-land areas of high vulnerability to sea level rise. Digital elevation models showed that there are more than 3100 km2 of coastal areas that occur at 1 m level along the Arabian countries of the Gulf. Coastal protection and conservation measures are crucial to protect low-lying coasts of urban use.

اللغة الأصليةEnglish
رقم المقال50
دوريةClimate
مستوى الصوت8
رقم الإصدار4
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرPublished - أبريل 1 2020

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