No clever names for this one yet, but here are the base maps for London, at 40m and 80m of sea level rise.
Like all my previous sea rise maps, these are based on numbers provided by the USGS.
I’m working with the folks at the University of Leeds on a graphic novel depicting life in England in 200 years–if nothing is done to curb carbon emissions. It’s a sequel to their graphic novel about a low carbon future. The maps will be centered around York and Leeds, and includes the surrounding counties. The first three images will be a part of the novel, and show sea levels at 3, 5 and 8 meters.
I’ve added two more that won’t be in the publication–showing the area if half of the world’s ice sheets melted (40m) and if all of the ice sheets melted (80m).
The grey outlines are the boundaries of the two cities…Leeds to the west, York to the east.
As always, these maps are based on sea rise elevations estimated by the USGS. Scroll down for other sea rise levels…
I’ve started on some projects in the UK. I’m working with the folks at the University of Leeds on a graphic novel depicting life in England in 200 years–with an anticipated sea level rise of 8 meters. It’s a sequel to their graphic novel about a low carbon future. The maps will be centered around York and Leeds, and includes the surrounding counties. I’m excited to be contributing to this project, and of course while I’m at it I’ll be creating maps of what the area will look like with much higher sea levels.
I’m also working on a map of London. Check back in a couple of weeks!
This NYC map shows the effects of 100 feet of sea level rise. According to the USGS, the highest it could rise is about 260 feet.
Here’s a version without the place names:
This will happen someday, but not in our lifetimes. Some who have dared to speculate on a timeline have given themselves plenty of space for error in their predictions–one estimate says anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 years. Whatever the time frame, it is a fact that humans are speeding up this process.
For all of these maps, I am not portraying any sea level higher than what is possible. The USGS has estimated that the total rise would be about 80 meters.
And finally…the giffed map, showing the progression of sea rise up to and beyond the 100′ level shown in the maps, ending at 250′:
You thought you were safe in your desert resort?
As the oceans rise, the Gulf of California will inundate the Imperial Valley, and finally reach its ultimate level in the Coachella Valley. I imagine there will be far fewer golf courses, but hey, plenty of opportunities for yacht moorage!
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Update: Someone pointed out these maps showing the Missoula floods–Very cool! http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2012/06/lidar_map_shows_path_of_missou.html
“Morphogenesis of a Philadelphia City Block”
The first time I mapped out a historical geography was as a young SFSU undergrad. I recently came across this project while looking for old photos in my boxes of personal archaeology. I was thrilled to find it; I thought I had lost it long ago. I was ridiculously proud of this at the time–even though it only took a few hours to put together. When I researched this project, I hadn’t yet learned GIS, so the maps are hand-drawn.
This project was the first of many historical geographies I’ve explored, the last of which was the University of Washington campus.
I’ve never even been to Philadelphia.
Here is my original graphic: