Figure 4. Conditions after a simulated 1-ft static rise in sea level. Most notable are a substantial increase in low marsh area (between OW-MHW) of +14%, and a subsequent decrease in high marsh (between MHW-HAT) of -12% of the study area. There is also a loss of -4% of the upland areas from existing conditions. There is only a minimal increase (2%) in open water areas (below 0 m).
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OW = open water
MHW = mean high water
HAT = highest annual tide
Last updated on April 21, 2006