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    Map shows parts of New York will soon be underwater as sea levels to rise by six feet

    By Mataeo Smith,

    29 days ago
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    New York will soon be submerged in water due to rising sea levels caused by climate change . A tool that projects how sea level rise may affect the coastline indicates that, similar to much of the eastern seaboard, communities along the tributaries of the Atlantic Ocean and land that touches it now in New York may be submerged under water in the coming decades.

    The Sea Level Rise Viewer tool from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) displays several scenarios for the ocean's rise in the ensuing decades, ranging from the best-case scenario to the worst-case scenario. The tool has a view that extends to the year 2100.

    The best-case scenario for sea level rise in Montauk, New York , in 2100 predicts an increase of 2.49 feet, while the worst-case scenario indicates a 6.66-foot rise.

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    Similar outcomes can be found in Manhattan, Willets Point, and New Rochelle. It seems that Long Island's southern coast is especially vulnerable.

    Areas that border several streams and rivers end up submerged in the worst-case scenarios, which is also concerning. As a result, municipalities in New York as far north as Albany are classified as "vulnerable" in the event of a six-foot rise in sea level. One of the serious effects of climate change that researchers believe will affect communities more and more over the 21st century is sea level rise.

    “Increased carbon emissions are increasing atmospheric and ocean heating that is melting land-based ice sheets and glaciers and causing thermal expansion of the ocean resulting in coastal sea level rise along most U.S. coastlines,” NOAA oceanographer William Sweet told NJ Advance Media, an Advance/SILive.com sister site.

    How to use use the new flooding prediction tool

    Enter your address or town first. With the map zoomed in on your location, you may examine more customized sea level rise data and actual instances of local infrastructure, such as well-known roads and signage.

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    Sea Level Rise, Local Scenarios, Mapping Confidence, Marsh Migration, Vulnerability, and High Tide Flooding are the six tabs you navigate through.

    You can adjust a slider that displays the water level at various intervals—the highest being a 10-foot increase—in every tab but High Tide Flooding. The amount that the water will rise over the coming decades, concluding in the year 2100, can be estimated using local scenarios. Additionally, there are four scenarios to pick from: Intermediate High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate, and High. Depending on the anticipated degrees of severity, these provide varying results.

    The Marsh Migration tab operates in a similar manner. According to NJ Advance Media, NOAA also updates the interactive map to reflect new data as it becomes available.

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