Illustration of a ghost forest, which can be caused by sea-level rise, land subsidence, or both. As land subsides along the coast, trees can drown in saturated soils, creating ghost forests. Salt-water intrusion into groundwater can also cause salt-intolerant trees to die.

Climate change: ghost forest

Illustration of a ghost forest, which can be caused by sea-level rise, land subsidence, or both. As land subsides along the coast, trees can drown in saturated soils, creating ghost forests. Salt-water intrusion into groundwater can also cause salt-intolerant trees to die.

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Author(s)Tracey Saxby
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2013-05-13
AlbumHuman > Climate Change
TypeSymbol
Project(s)Coordination support for adapting to climate change
Dimensions500 x 385
Filesize69 kB (svg)   37 kB (png)
Number of Downloads203
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Required AttributionTracey Saxby, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)