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Name: Tim
Status: Educator
Grade: 9-12
Location: PA
Country: United States
Date: January 2008


Question:
How can I find future estimates of ocean levels? Are there any sites on the Internet that you are aware of that graphically show these estimates? I am particularly interested in the United States but also the entire Earth. Thank you for any information that you may be able to provide me.



Replies:
Tim,

There are some great resources on the Internet that show and describe sea level changes.

Try the flood mapping site

http://flood.firetree.net

The Wikipedia page for sea level rise

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_level_rise

(note that sea level has been rising steadily for thousands of years, not just recently)

Also see the USA sea level data at

http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends.shtml

Note that North of above about 50 degrees latitude the sea level is dropping, consistent with the article referenced below.

This article confirms lowering Arctic sea level:

http://www.physorg.com/news69600618.html

David R. Cook
Meteorologist
Climate Research Section
Environmental Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory



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