Design Alternatives for Sea Level Monitoring in Developing Anthropogenic Settings of South Asia
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Melting land ice and the thermal expansion of water, both results of Earth’s warming climate, are currently contributing to global sea level rise. Because its implications are not directly apparent from day to day, the immediacy of sea level rise can be overlooked. While the intensity of South Asian summer monsoonal rise events is likely increasing with increasing global sea level, little has been said about the exact nature of this correlation. This project entailed the design, construction, and pre-monsoonal testing of a cost-effective instrument that, with additional time, can help us estimate the extent to which sea level rise influences monsoonal rise fluctuations. It also assessed the willingness of ordinary South Asian citizens to monitor the waters of developing coastlines using oceanographic technologies, which are often alien to them.