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 » Washington - Baltimore - Philadelphia


Washington - Baltimore - Philadelphia - 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 near Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and Chesapeake Bay that will be inundated with various levels 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 five meters will inundate thousands of acres in Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Virginia. The coastal areas of Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Bay will lose a lot of valuable real estate. If you zoom in on Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Ocean City, or Annapolis you will see that important portions of these cities will also be lost.

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.
Soapstone
Soapstone is a metamorphic rock with properties that make it suitable for a variety of projects.
Sand
Sand is a diverse material. This gallery includes photos of sand from around the world.
What Are Meteorites?
What Are Meteorites? Rocks which were once part of planets or large asteroids.
Vredefort Impact Crater
The Vredefort Crater is the largest and 2nd oldest impact crater visible on Earth.
Iris Agate
Iris Agate produces surprising colors when light passes through its thin bands.
Olivine
Olivine is a rock-forming mineral found in the crust, the mantle, and in some meteorites.
Ametrine
Ametrine is a bicolor quartz (amethyst + citrine) and a gemstone of growing popularity.




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.