Sea-level rise how could a potential rise in sea level due to global warming affect Delaware? by Pat Marx Washburn

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Published by University of Delaware, Sea Grant College Program in [Newark], Del .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Estuaries -- Delaware.,
  • Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric.,
  • Sea level.,
  • Global warming.

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Other titlesHow could a potential rise in sea level due to global warming affect Delaware?, Delaware estuary situation reports.
StatementPat Marx Washburn.
SeriesDEL-SG -- 21-91., DEL-SG -- 21-91.
ContributionsUniversity of Delaware. Sea Grant College Program.
The Physical Object
Pagination7 p. :
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Open LibraryOL18010629M

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