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Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer

Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer

Being able to visualize potential impacts from sea level rise is a powerful teaching and planning tool, and the Sea Level Rise Viewer brings this capability to coastal communities. A slider bar is used to show how various levels of sea level rise will impact coastal communities. Completed areas include Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Florida, and Georgia, with additional coastal counties to be added in the near future. Visuals and the accompanying data and information cover sea level rise inundation, uncertainty, flood frequency, marsh impacts, and socioeconomics.

Features of the Sea Level Rise Viewer include:

  • Displaying potential future sea levels
  • Providing simulations of sea level rise at local landmarks
  • Communicating the spatial uncertainty of mapped sea levels
  • Modeling potential marsh migration due to sea level rise
  • Overlaying social and economic data onto potential sea level rise
  • Examining how tidal flooding will become more frequent with sea level rise
Status of the Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer Tool

 

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Citation

Draggan, S. (2012). Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer . Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/178389