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Graph of sealevel rise since the last glaciation.

Low-lying parts of Florida. Although this map shows areas that are above the expected levels of sea level rise over the next century, the areas shown on the map to the right show areas that may be affected by storm surge. Hurricane Katrina was associated with storm surges greater than 20 feet above sea level on parts of the Mississippi coast. With higher sea level, the area of inundation during storms increases further inland. Source: Image Courtesy SRTM Team NASA/JPL/NIMA.

Questions for discussion

  1. What has been the rate of sea level rise over the last century?

  2. If the rate of sea level rise remains the same, how much higher will sea level be in another 100 years?

Take away concepts

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