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.
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 14/5/09.