Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

“The Sea Level Did, in Fact, Rise Faster in the Southeast U.S.”

According to a recent New York Times article, a recent study in Geophysical Research Letters has shown that sea levels in parts of the Southeast are rising at six times the global average rise. Scientists have proposed a new mechanism for this oddity: Two large-scale atmospheric patterns had intersected to push up the water off the Southeast coast, causing a “hot spot” of sea-level rise. You can read more about it at https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/09/climate/the-sea-level-did-in-fact-rise-faster-in-the-southeast-us.html?_r=0.

If you are interested in how increases in sea levels from hurricane storm surges or rising sea levels might affect your coastal properties or holiday hideaways, you can use NOAA’s Coastal Flood Exposure tool tool to look at the impacts of higher water. You can find it at https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/flood-exposure?utm_source=SocialMedia&utm_medium=SocialMedia&utm_campaign=hurricane

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