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Type Journal Article - Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
Title Interpreting and analyzing king tide in Tuvalu
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Volume 14
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 209-217
Abstract
The spatial and temporal distribution of sea-level rise has the potential to cause regional flooding in certain areas, and low-lying island countries are severely at risk. Tuvalu, an atoll country located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, has been inundated by this regional flooding for decades. Tuvaluans call this regional flooding phenomenon King Tide, a term not clearly defined, blaming it for loss of life and property in announcing their intention to migrate. In this study, we clarified and interpreted King Tide, and analyzed the factors of King Tide in Tuvalu.

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