Faster Sea Level Rise
Friday, January 9, 2009 1:14:08 PM
The curve shows the sea level from the year 200 to the year 2100. The future rise in sea level of 1 m is calculated from global warming of (assumed) 3 degrees in this century. The dotted line indicates the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's prediction. The blue shade indicates the calculations' degree of uncertainty.
What would this mean for the North Sea coastal areas? The map below shows (in read) the area that would be inundated at a 1 m rise in sea level.
The results are published in the scientific journal Climate Dynamics