Ocean Currents Lecture

Understanding Sea Level Rise in Coastal Delaware

Chris Sommerfield, University of Delaware professor of geological oceanography, shares his perspective on sea-level change in coastal Delaware, the causes and consequences.


The lecture will consist of a brief geologic history of sea-level variability, followed by the historical record (mid-1800s to present) of sea-level rise in Delaware, detailing the global, regional, and local causes.


The lecture series is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. This lecture is appropriate for all age groups, including K-12 audiences.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7:00pm

Hugh R. Sharp Campus, Cannon Laboratory, Room 104
1044 College Drive in Lewes, DE

Event Type

Academics, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, Community, Lectures and Programs



College of Earth Ocean & Environment, Geological Sciences



Contact Email

Contact Name

Mark Jolly


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