Flood Maps – Global Warming

Global Warming and Floods. The two will go together. This web site combines Google Maps with 50GB of satellite data from NASA to show which areas of earth will be flooded as the sea level rises.

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Flood Maps

Global Warming is a hot topic at the moment. Hot in the literal sense. Warmer weather and ever increasing levels of CO2 cause ice to melt not only in Antarctica, but Greenland and North Pole. There are many discussions on the net about Global Warming, but a picture illustrates the issue better than thousand words.

Flood Maps – see below Here, we have more than just a picture. It’s dynamic Flood Maps. Alex Tingle from the U.K. created Flood Maps by combining 50GB of SRTM data from NASA with Google Maps. We all know what Google Maps are and SRTM is the most complete high-resolution digital topographic database of Earth generated by The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).

At the top left corner of the map is a menu to set the sea level rise. 0 (zero) represents today. Ajust the level to see what areas of your country, city or street will be under water when the sea level rises.

Flood Maps – Perth

I live in Perth, Western Australia, so I zoomed in the Flood Map on Perth. You can use the controls to move around and zoom in and out to see other places.

Click to see the larger version of flood maps.

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The review "Flood Maps – Global Warming" was last updated on 17/04/2015.

  • Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of Earth’s near-surface air and oceans.. It doesn’t happens now, it started from the Ice ages itself..

    I accept with John comment.. Now we can tackled climate change in Google earth..

    There are some early signs for the Global warming.. They are..

    Heat waves and periods of unusually warm weather .
    Ocean warming, sea-level rise and coastal flooding.
    Glaciers melting.

  • John D

    Climate change can now be tracked in Google Earth: “With Google Earth you can view climate change scenarios, interact with narrated tours, investigate deforestation, and even dive into the depths of the oceans.” http://www.google.com/landing/cop15/

    This is in connection to the United Nation’s Climate Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen. There is a YouTube channel for it: http://www.youtube.com/cop15