Sea level projections

May 29, 2009 at 1:27 pm Leave a comment

I know I’m finding this stuff way late, but just in case you haven’t seen these yet –

Flood Maps:  Really cool use of the Google Maps API plus NASA data to show projected sea level rise.  You can choose from zero to +14m sea level rise, and view almost anywhere on Earth!  It isn’t perfectly accurate, but it gives you a good idea of what parts of the coast would be under water with several meters of sea level rise.  I can say that my house wouldn’t be under even with +14m sea level, and neither would my office.  But a bunch of land in between my home and my office would be!

CReSIS (Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets): A compilation of sea level rise maps and GIS data.  You can view JPG or PDF maps of certain vulnerable places on Earth, and you can also view in Google Earth if you have it installed on your computer!

These websites are awesome!  It can give you a good idea of what the Earth might look like with up to 14 meters of sea level rise.  Many populated places would be under water.  Many people would be displaced.  How do we plan for a future with sea level rise?  Something to think about…

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