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PODCAST: Sea level rise in the Pacific

Peter Griffin posted in on September 21st, 2010.

Podcast of a presentation by Dr Arthur Webb, Manager – Ocean & Islands Programme, (Coastal Processes Adviser), SOPAC Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission Arthur’s presentation, given in a lecture at Victoria University earlier today, provides some background to a recent paper The dynamic response of reef islands to sea-level rise: Evidence from multi-decadal analysis of […]

NZ Herald: Islands in Pacific are growing, study says

Peter Griffin posted in on June 3rd, 2010.

Eloise Gibson writes in the New Zealand Herald about a study of Pacific Islands over the last few decades which shows that they may be able to combat sea level rise by getting bigger themselves. An Auckland University researchers, Paul Kench, says that many Pacific islands appear to be able to accumulate the debris from […]

TVNZ/NZPA: NZ research shows Pacific islands not shrinking

Peter Griffin posted in on June 3rd, 2010.

Low-lying Pacific islands may not have as much to fear from sea level rise as previously though, according to Auckland University’s Associate Professor Paul Kench. He measured 27 islands which had experienced sea level rise, and found that only four had actually got smaller: the others had either remained the same size or become larger. […]

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