Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Research article
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20 Apr 2017
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 20 Apr 2017

Divergence of seafloor elevation and sea level rise in coral reef ecosystems

Kimberly K. Yates, David G. Zawada, Nathan A. Smiley, and Ginger Tiling-Range


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (02 Jan 2017) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso
AR by Kimberly Yates on behalf of the Authors (14 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Feb 2017) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso
RR by Goneri Le Cozannet (18 Feb 2017)
RR by Virginie Duvat-Magnan (28 Feb 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Mar 2017) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso
Short summary
We report regional-scale erosion of coral reef ecosystems in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific oceans determined by measuring changes in seafloor elevation. The magnitude of seafloor elevation loss has increased local sea level rise, causing water depths not predicted until near 2100, placing coastal communities at elevated and accelerating risk from hazards such as waves, storms, and tsunamis. Our results have broad implications for coastal resource and safety management.
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