Coastal Florida and Everglades - Sea Level Rise Map
The map below shows areas of Florida that would be flooded at various stages of sea level rise. You can select
a value of sea level rise using the dropdown box in the upper left corner of the map. The navigation buttons can
be used to zoom in/out and pan across the map.
The map clearly shows that a sea level rise of only a few meters would inundate thousands of acres of highly developed land
and beach communities along Florida's Atlantic Coast, the Florida Keys, and the Florida Gulf Coast. Significant flooding
and environmental change would also be experienced in the Everglades. Zoom in on Tampa Bay, Charlotte Harbor or another area
to see the impact of sea level rise in more detail. Florida is a low-elevation state and would feel
the impact of sea level rise associated with global climate change much more strongly than other areas.
This map is not a carefully
surveyed and extremely accurate presentation. It is intended to provide a visual impression of which geographic areas might be
flooded if global warming and climate change continue unabated.
This sea level rise map was created by Alex Tingle
of firetree.net using the Google Maps API, NASA data and lots of programming savvy.
He explains how the map was created, the sea level data and issues about map
We thank Alex for allowing us to share this map on Geology.com. Also thanks to Google and NASA for providing
the resources needed to make this map.|