Abstract or Description
According to the IPCC 2001 Climate Change Working Group, sea-level rise equivalent to all the ice on earth melting would be 69.31 meters. A large change in global temperatures would have dramatic impact on areas including Downeast Maine. This map shows the regions of Downeast Maine that would be flooded if sea levels rose 15, 25, or 35 meters. A 35 meter sea level rise would occur if 50% of polar ice melted.
Source Data Note
Data from Maine Office of GIS and ESRI 93 and projected in NAD83, UTM Zone 19 N
Recommended CitationBlouin, Jillian "Potential Sea Level Rise in Downeast Maine," Atlas of Maine: Vol. 2011: No. 1, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/atlas_docs/vol2011/iss1/6