Coastal Salt Marshes Coping with Sea Level Rise

American Geophysical Union

American Geophysical Union

Press Release 23-12

28 March 2023

For Immediate Release

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Some coastal salt marshes are keeping up with sea level rise — for now

Salt marshes on the U.S. East Coast have accumulated soil more quickly over the past century, and some appear to be keeping pace with rising waters. But that won’t last forever.

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