Our Rising Seas

TUE, DEC 19, 2017 (31:40)

Dr. Andrew Kemp, Assistant Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Tufts University, explains the cycles of ocean rise and fall over the past 2000 years. For most of that time, these changes were due to natural forces; but the present sea level rise is due to human-produced climate change.

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+ BIO: Andrew Kemp

Dr. Andrew Kemp is an Assistant Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Tufts University. His research aims to produce detailed reconstructions of sea level over the last 2000 years, in particular to determine the response of local, regional and global sea level to known climate deviations such as the Medieval Climate Anomaly, Little Ice Age, and 20th century warming. Dr. Kemp takes an interdisciplinary approach to this work using coastal stratigraphy, biological, and geochemical proxies, varied dating methods and quantitative paleoenvironmental techniques to reconstruct sea level.

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