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A conceptual framework for the future of sea-level rise and land uplift changes in the Vaasa region of Finland

Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2022    |    PP. 23-57    |PDF (2709 K)|    Pub. Date: March 24, 2022
DOI: 10.54647/geosciences17154    7 Downloads     733 Views  

Author(s)
Girgibo Nebiyu, Department of Electrical Engineering and Energy Technology, School of Technology and Innovations, University of Vaasa, P.O.Box 700, FIN-65101, Vaasa, Finland
Lü Xiaoshu, Department of Electrical Engineering and Energy Technology, School of Technology and Innovations, University of Vaasa, P.O.Box 700, FIN-65101, Vaasa, Finland ; Department of Civil Engineering, Aalto University, P.O.Box 12100, FIN-02130, Espoo, Finland ; Faculty of Science and Technology, Middlesex University, UK
Hiltunen Erkki, Department of Electrical Engineering and Energy Technology, School of Technology and Innovations, University of Vaasa, P.O.Box 700, FIN-65101, Vaasa, Finland
Peura Pekka, Department of Electrical Engineering and Energy Technology, School of Technology and Innovations, University of Vaasa, P.O.Box 700, FIN-65101, Vaasa, Finland
Yang Tong, Faculty of Science and Technology, Middlesex University, UK
Dai Zhenxue, College of Construction Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130026, China

Abstract
This paper uses the Vaasa region of Finland as an illustrative case study to explore how the relationships between climate change, sea-level rise and land uplift may offer applications in forecasting future land uplift changes. Using a comparative literature review and analysis of open source data, a conceptual framework is developed to ex-amine causes-effect relationships between them. The sea-level rise around the world by the end of the 21st century shows dramatic effects all over the world. However, the rate of land uplift in the Vaasa region is higher than the rate of sea-level rise. This localised finding is different from global average rates for land uplift and sea-level rise. This indicates that although climate change is global, it can lead to very different regional expressions. This paper presents a first attempt to combine sea-level rise and land uplift into a single cohesive framework to sup-port future land uplift management. The results of this paper establish a conceptual framework for studies of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change that can ben-efit local, regional and global communities.

Keywords
land rising; climate change effect; coastal region; forecasting; cause and effect

Cite this paper
Girgibo Nebiyu, Lü Xiaoshu, Hiltunen Erkki, Peura Pekka, Yang Tong, Dai Zhenxue, A conceptual framework for the future of sea-level rise and land uplift changes in the Vaasa region of Finland, SCIREA Journal of Geosciences. Vol. 6 , No. 1 , 2022 , pp. 23 - 57 . https://doi.org/10.54647/geosciences17154

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