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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

An Interactive Map of Rising Sea Levels

The October issue of National Geographic includes a feature about glacial meltdown. An interactive map of rising sea levels complements the feature. The shows viewers what the coastlines of every continent would like if sea levels were to rise 216 feet. The map has an option to display major cities as reference points for viewers.

Applications for Education
National Geographic's interactive map of rising sea levels could be a prompt for a math lesson in which students explore how scientists determine how much land would be covered by water due to sea levels rising. Of course, the map is also just a good way for students to see the potential long-term effects of climate change.

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