03 April 2008

Flooding from Sea Level Rise

There is a web hack online that simulates different levels of sea level rise overlaid on Google Maps. It doesn't integrate sophisticated modeling or describe how each scenario would work, but as a fairly simple graphic tool for exploring an idea, it works great. And it is probably the same basic logic idea that the Star-Ledger used in their map. I tried out a few different places and levels, the blue shading :

Newark Airport at 7 metersLouisiana Coastal Wetlands at 1m

Jakarta at 3m

East London at 2m

Denver looks pretty safe.

1 comment:

Caroline said...

We modeled flooding due to major storm events and sea level rise in Moonachie last spring. Looks like we agree. (Of course, Moonachie is likely to flood during your average thunderstorm).