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Global warming and coral reefs. Chikyu ondanka to sangosho

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Abstract

A summary is described with respect to the relation of the global warming with coral reefs on the environmental estimation based on the sea level rise, and the development of counter-technologies utilizing the CO{sub 2} fixing capability of coral reefs. if no measures are taken to reduce discharge of greenhouse effective gases, the air temperature will rise by 1{degree}C by the year 2025, and 3{degree}C by 2100. The thermal expansion of sea water and partial melting of land ice caused from the said temperature rise will cause the annual sea level rising speed to climb to 6 mm in the next century. It is estimated that the sea level will be elevated higher by 25 cm by the year 2025, 65 cm by 2100, and the maximum of 1 m than the present level. The upward growth rate of reef ridges is between 1m and 4m in 1000 years, and the growth of reef rides as the frameworks of coral reefs and lime alga ridges can not catch up the sea level rise of 6 mm/year. This may cause a possibility of sea water erosion or inundation. As a possible contermeasure, an expectation is placed on structuring coral reef eco-factories  More>>
Authors:
Kayane, H [1] 
  1. Geological Survey of Japan, Tokyo (Japan)
Publication Date:
Sep 01, 1991
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
NEDO-91-930311; EDB-92-044243
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Chishitsu Nyusu; (Japan); Journal Volume: 445
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; CORALS; CARBON DIOXIDE FIXATION; SEA LEVEL; FORECASTING; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; GREENHOUSE EFFECT; ANIMALS; CLIMATIC CHANGE; CNIDARIA; COELENTERATA; ECOSYSTEMS; INVERTEBRATES; LEVELS; 580000* - Geosciences; 540120 - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 290301 - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety- Regional & Global Environmental Aspects- (1992-)
OSTI ID:
5693961
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0009-4854; CODEN: CHNYB
Submitting Site:
NEDO
Size:
Pages: 43-49
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Kayane, H. Global warming and coral reefs. Chikyu ondanka to sangosho. Japan: N. p., 1991. Web.
Kayane, H. Global warming and coral reefs. Chikyu ondanka to sangosho. Japan.
Kayane, H. 1991. "Global warming and coral reefs. Chikyu ondanka to sangosho." Japan.
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title = {Global warming and coral reefs. Chikyu ondanka to sangosho}
author = {Kayane, H}
abstractNote = {A summary is described with respect to the relation of the global warming with coral reefs on the environmental estimation based on the sea level rise, and the development of counter-technologies utilizing the CO{sub 2} fixing capability of coral reefs. if no measures are taken to reduce discharge of greenhouse effective gases, the air temperature will rise by 1{degree}C by the year 2025, and 3{degree}C by 2100. The thermal expansion of sea water and partial melting of land ice caused from the said temperature rise will cause the annual sea level rising speed to climb to 6 mm in the next century. It is estimated that the sea level will be elevated higher by 25 cm by the year 2025, 65 cm by 2100, and the maximum of 1 m than the present level. The upward growth rate of reef ridges is between 1m and 4m in 1000 years, and the growth of reef rides as the frameworks of coral reefs and lime alga ridges can not catch up the sea level rise of 6 mm/year. This may cause a possibility of sea water erosion or inundation. As a possible contermeasure, an expectation is placed on structuring coral reef eco-factories which may be possible as a result of elucidating the CO{sub 2} fixing mechanism in coral reefs and utilizing the capability to its maximum. 23 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.}
journal = {Chishitsu Nyusu; (Japan)}
volume = {445}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Japan}
year = {1991}
month = {Sep}
}