The purpose of this review paper is to summarise the literature on sea level rise and its implication on coastal process. Sea level rise is the increase of volume of water in the oceans and seas relative to increase in height when compared to the ground level. Sea water covers increase when the sea level raises increase. Coastal process is the set of mechanisms that operate along a coastline, bringing about various combinations of erosion and deposition. Impacts in vulnerable regions of the Earth will be expected to have far reaching and dramatic by an accelerated global sea level rise. The other impacts of rising sea level are changes in salinity distribution in estuaries alteration in coastal circulation patterns, destruction of transportation infrastructure in low lying areas, and increase in pressure on coastal levee systems. The causes of a sea level rise are global warming and excessive extraction of groundwater in some areas.

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