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Sea Level Rise: Threatened Areas Map
Entry ID: cal-adap_sealevel
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Summary
Abstract: Precipitation is notoriously variable in California. View a map displaying the projected precipitation for each decade from 1950-2099 using a variety of climate models and scenarios.

Global models indicate that California may see up to a 55 inch (140 cm) rise in sea level within this century given expected rise in temperatures around the world. The following map tool displays areas that may be in threat of inundation during an extreme flood event (100 year flood).

These data were developed by scientists from the USGS (Bay Area) and Pacific Institute (Coast). Blue color indicates areas already in threat today, while the lighter shades are area projected to also be in threat given the expected sea level rise.

These maps do not currently take into account protective structures, such as levees. New maps are currently being developed by researchers to include these structures.

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Description: Climate data provided by the Pacific Institute.

Data Set Contributed: Pacific Institute Coastal Data

These data include areas inundated by 100-year unimpeded Pacific coastal flooding under baseline (year 2000) conditions for the California Coastline, as well as areas inundated by 100-year unimpeded Pacific coastal flooding under a scenario of 1.4-meter (55-inch) sea-level rise. These data are available for download via the Pacific Institute.

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Description: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Sea Level Rise data

Data Set Contributed: Bay Area Inundation

These layers represent areas around San Francisco Bay at risk of inundation, and correspond to varying amounts of long-term sea level rise (varying over decades) in conjunction with various return levels corresponding to shorter-term variability (hours to years). Most of these areas are currently behind levees or other protective structures, and would only be inundated if those structures were to fail. These data are described in detail in the reference: Knowles, Noah. 2010. Potential Inundation Due to Rising Sea Levels in the San Francisco Bay Region. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, 8:1.
Service Citation
Title: Sea Level Rise: Threatened Areas Map
Provider: Cal-Adapt
ISO Topic Category
OCEANS
INLAND WATERS
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Access Constraints
None
Use Constraints
Uncertainty

The data presented in this tool represent a projection of potential future climate scenarios, they are not predictions. These data are meant to illustrate how the climate may change based on a variety of different potential social and economic factors. The default visualizations in this tool are comprised of the average values from a variety of scenarios and models. Find out more about climate change data.

Disclaimer

This information is being made available for informational purposes only. Users of this information agree by their use to hold blameless the State of California, and its respective officers, employees, agents, contractors, and subcontractors for any liability associated with its use in any form.

This work shall not be used to assess actual coastal hazards, insurance requirements, or property values and specifically shall not be used in lieu of Flood Insurance Studies and Flood Insurance Rate Maps issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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Service Provider Personnel
Name: CAL-ADAPT SUPPORT
Email: support at cal-adapt.org
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
CAL-ADAPT SUPPORT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: support at cal-adapt.org

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2012-10-01
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-10-01
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