21 May 2014

Pacific coral reef islands beating rising sea-levels

From Nine To Noon, 9:37 am on 21 May 2014

Ground-breaking research led by Professor Paul Kench from the School of Environment suggests Pacific Islands may be able to build vertically to keep pace with rising sea levels. "Our preliminary evidence suggests storm events are able to build island surfaces, indicating that physical mechanisms exist that will allow islands to withstand rising sea levels and increased storminess."