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H. Luna: Could the method of raising land by pumping sand from the ocean floor be beneficial to other land areas around the country/world?



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8. H. Luna: Could the method of raising land by pumping sand from the ocean floor be beneficial to other land areas around the country/world?

G. Salas:  Raising land by pumping sand from the ocean floor would  be beneficial to other land areas around the world because it would help lessen damage to the cities and buildings that are in the path of hurricanes or other natural disasters.

M. Martinez: Yes, raising land by pumping sand from the ocean floor could be beneficial to other areas around the world. It all depends though. The level of the oceans have always changed according to the changes in global temperature. Although some areas are in full benefit with this process, others might not be. It is a matter of keeping track of these changes such as ice glaciers melting; the higher the sea level, the higher the attraction for a natural phenomenon to develop.
http://papers.risingsea.net/Holding/NRJ.html

C. Martinez: Raising land can be very beneficial to surrounding lands and help maintain the land from eroding back into the ocean. Global warming has caused the ice caps to start to melt and causing rising sea levels all around the world. So getting more land or sand from the ocean floor can help maintain the land that is already there.

L. Beltran: Most beaches along the Atlantic are eroding a few feet per year.  In Florida, beach erosion has been attributed partially to the construction and maintenance of inlets, but rising sea level is the primary reason that most shores erode.  Rising global temperatures and gradually sinking land contribute to the higher water levels.

http://www.epa.gov/climatechane/effects/coastal/saving_FL.pdf






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