An interactive visualization to explore the effects of melting ice sheets and the resulting sea level rise on coastal areas.
Students will configure parameters related to glacial melt in Antarctica and/or Greenland, and will observe the effects of sea level rise on selected coastal regions in the U.S.
Use this tool to help students find answers to:
- What is the likely impact of significant ice melting in Antarctica on Florida?
- Discuss the possible impact of significant loss of ice in Greenland on Florida, California, and the Gulf Coast.
About the Tool
|Tool Name||Sea Level Change Portal, VESL Coastline Retreat From Sea Level Rise Simulation|
|Discipline||Geography, Earth Sciences|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Sea-level Rise, Floods, Shoreline Retreat, Melting of Ice Sheets|
|Climate Topic||Disasters and Hazards, Climate and the Cryosphere|
|Type of Tool||Interactive Visualization|
|Grade Level||High school, Undergraduate|