Extreme Weather Toolkit: Coastal Flooding

Picturing Our Future

Coastal flooding is on the rise. As the world warms, glaciers and ice sheets melt into the oceans, expanding their volume.

These two elements contribute to sea level rise. Globally, sea levels have risen about 7 inches since the beginning of the 20th century. This heightened level of water is increasing the number of coastal floods during regular high tides and during coastal storms, whether those storms are tropical systems or non-tropical systems such as Nor’easters. 

Resources

These resources explore the science, trends, and local impacts of coastal flooding and sea level rise

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