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2016 | 35 | 3 | 31-37
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COLDSPOT OF DECELERATED SEA-LEVEL RISE ON THE PACIFIC COAST OF NORTH AMERICA

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We show here the presence of significant “coldspot” of sea level rise along the West Coast of the United States and Canada (including Alaska). The 30-years sea level for the area are mostly falling also at subsiding locations as San Francisco and Seattle where subsidence is responsible for a long term positive rate of rise. The 20 long term tide gauges of the area of length exceeding the 60-years length have a naïve average rate of rise –0.729 mm/year in the update 30-Apr-2015, down from –0.624 mm/year in the update 14-Feb-2014. Therefore, along the West Coast of the United Statesand Canada the sea levels are on average falling, and becoming more and more negative.
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35
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3
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31-37
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2016-09-15
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  • School of Engineerig and Physical Science, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
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bwmeta1.element.ojs-doi-10_1515_quageo-2016-0024
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