geologyMcAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams

Home » Global Sea Level Rise Map » San Francisco, Bay Area, Sacramento Valley


San Francisco, Bay Area, Sacramento Valley - Sea Level Rise Map



Use the window in the top left of the map frame to change the amount of sea level rise.





The map above shows areas of San Francisco, the Bay Area and the Sacramento Valley 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 hundreds of square miles of land. San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay would enlarge, covering industry, residences and infrastructure. More surprising would be the enormous area of flooding that would occur in the Sacramento Valley. Hundreds of square miles would be underwater there and the intrusion of this salt water would have major environmental impacts.

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 accuracy here. 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.



Find it on Geology.com




More from Geology.com


gem photos
100+ Gems - Photos of over 100 beautiful gems ranging from the popular to the obscure.
Land Below Sea Level
Land Below Sea Level: Did you know that dozens of land locations are below sea level?
Canadian Diamonds
Canadian Diamond Mines produce some of the largest and highest quality gems!
dowsing
Dowsing is a method used to find underground water that is rejected by most geologists.
diatomite
Making Beer With Rocks - Do you know which fossiliferous rock is used to make beer?
Mount Vesuvius
Mount Vesuvius: Geology, history, maps, facts and more about Vesuvius Volcano.
Rocks on Mars
Rocks on Mars: Many of the rocks found on Mars are not very different from Earth rocks.
US Gemstones
United States Gemstones: A diversity of gemstones are produced in the United States.




Rock Type Photo Gallery
Types of Volcanic Eruptions
Mount Rainier Volcanic Hazards
East Africa Rift
Teaching Plate Tectonics with Drawings
Volcanoes!
Vesuvius
Marcellus Shale



© 2005-2014 Geology.com. All Rights Reserved.
Images, code and content of this website are property of Geology.com. Use without permission is prohibited. Pages on this site are protected by Copyscape.