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news and notes Explosive Coastal Population ued its westward movement around Antarctica, dri- Growth Expected ven by a current that circulated counterclockwise Coastal population is expected to grow 19 to 23 along the continent's coast. percent in the Southeast, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific Instability of West Antarctic Ice Sheet regions over the next 20 years according to a recent Raises Concern National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The changing behavior of ice flowing into the sea (NOAA ) study. from Antarctica has increased concern among sci- Predictions were based on a coastal county study, entists that the West Antarctic ice sheet may "col- "Fifty Years of Population Change Along the Nation's lapse" within the next few centuries. Coasts, 1960-2010," that describes recent and pre- Global warming or inherent instability in the future dicted patterns in the size, distribution, and density might quickly lead to a collapse of the ice sheet of the nation's coastal population. through higher rates of ice flow, iceberg calving, and The United States coastal population is projected ice melting, according to a new report by participants to be about 127 million by 2010, an increase of 60 in a conference funded by the National Science percent compared to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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Explosive Coastal Population ued its westward movement around Antarctica, dri- Growth Expected ven by a current that circulated counterclockwise Coastal population is expected to grow 19 to 23 along the continent's coast. percent in the Southeast, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific Instability of West Antarctic Ice Sheet regions over the next 20 years according to a recent Raises Concern National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The changing behavior of ice flowing into the sea (NOAA ) study. from Antarctica has increased concern among sci- Predictions were based on a coastal county study, entists that the West Antarctic ice sheet may "col- "Fifty Years of Population Change Along the Nation's lapse" within the next few centuries. Coasts, 1960-2010," that describes recent and pre- Global warming or inherent instability in the future dicted patterns in the size, distribution, and density might quickly lead to a collapse of the ice sheet of the nation's coastal population. through higher rates of ice flow, iceberg calving, and The United States coastal population is projected ice melting, according to a new report by participants to be about 127 million by 2010, an increase of 60 in a conference funded by the National Science percent compared to

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Published: Jul 1, 1990

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