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Sea-level rise topic of MMF talk

Sea-level rise will be the topic of this month’s Mathews Maritime Foundation’s speaker’s meeting. Carl Hobbs, Emeritus Professor of Marine Science, will be the guest speaker at the meeting, which is scheduled for next Thursday, Nov. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. at the foundation’s museum on Main Street.

Having retired at the end of 2012 after more than 40 years of service at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, Hobbs is the author or co-author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications including “The Beach Book,” published in 2012.

In his presentation, Hobbs will review the meaning of sea-level rise; how and why it changes on time scales of seconds to millennia, and how we determine what sea level has been. He will also discuss the projections for sea level during the next century and some of the available, practical responses to the physical threat of higher water levels.

The meeting is open to the public ...

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