High-tide flooding is increasing along the U.S. East Coast • Earth.com

High-tide flooding is increasing along the U.S. East Coast

03-03-2021


Today’s Video of the Day from NASA Goddard describes a dramatic increase in high-tide flooding across the eastern coast of the United States.

While many people think of sea level rise as being a future issue, the effects are already visible in cities such as Annapolis, Boston, New York, Norfolk, Charleston, and Miami. 

High-tide flooding, also known as sunny day flooding, is becoming more common as a result of slightly higher sea levels combined with seawater that is expanding as the oceans become warmer. 

Annapolis, Maryland, in particular, has seen a major increase in floods over the past few years. City engineers are collaborating with a team from the Naval Academy to analyze data from NOAA and NASA and develop flood mitigation strategies.

Video Credit: NASA Goddard 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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