Sunday, October 12, 2014

State by State SLR reports

Having just got a link to a report by New Hampshire I'm going to put together a list of what might be called official or state government requested reports created by state entities stating SLR rates.

Reports states are doing are often about adapting to SLR so they will or may have a statement about what SLR rate to adapt to.

I'll put all this in a page on this blog as the list builds but here are three that I'm aware of now.

Delaware
Maryland
New Hampshire
New York
Virginia
Florida


Here are the rise rates stated in the reports  - go to the report linked above to see the basis for their guidance. I use their units.

Delaware (2012)

Three scenarios to 2100
0.5 m (1.6 ft),  1.0 m ( 3.3 ft) and 1.5 m (4.9 ft)

Maryland (2013)

2050 Best 0.4 m(1.4 ft)
2050 Low 0.3 m (0.9 ft)
2050 High 0.7 m (2.1 ft)

2100 Best 1.1 m (3.7 ft)
2100 Low 0.7 m (2.1 ft)
2100 High 1.7 m (5.7 ft)

New Hampshire (2014)

2050 Intermediate Low 0.6 ft, High 1.3 ft, Highest 2.0 ft
2100 Intermediate Low 1.6 ft, High 3.9 ft, Highest 6.60 ft


New York for Lower Hudson Valley & Long Island (2010)
       
Sea level rise
2020s 2 2 to 5 in

Sea level rise with rapid ice‐melt scenario
2020s 3 5 to 10 in
2050s 19 to 29 in
2080s 41 to 55 in

Virginia (2013)

1.5 feet by 2050

Florida (2010)
0.5 to 1.0 m by 2100 (directly from IPCC)

Conversions 

1 inch = 0.0254 m
1 foot = 0.3048 m