New Mapping Technique Forecasts Coastal Land Loss

Acres of coastal land are lost in Maryland every year. Highly accurate topographical mapping could revolutionize planning for storms, development and flood insurance.
August 2, 2004, 12pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Although debate continues over the future rate of global warming, very few scientists dispute that it's happening and that sea levels will rise by at least a foot over the next century in the Chesapeake region - a rate significantly faster than elsewhere in the world.New LIDAR data and projections show significant areas being consumed by water over the next century. Projections based on both conservative and moderate global-warming estimates show vast sections being flooded.

Thanks to Martin Sokokich

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Published on Friday, July 30, 2004 in The Baltimore Sun
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