Future Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on Miami, Florida, USA.

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Future Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on Miami, Florida, USA.

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This project aims to analyze the impacts of sea-level rise on the coastal city of Miami, Florida. Rising temperature is causing the melting of land-based glaciers and the thermal expansion of the ocean. Both of these factors have led to sea-level rise. This will affect people living in coastal areas. Using a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) approach, this project will first identify inundated areas based on future sea-level rise projections for the year 2100. The census blocks inundated by this rise will then be analyzed based on socioeconomic factors such as race, income, and age. This information will identify any demographics being affected by these issues of climate change. This project will give insight into the affects of future climate change and give those who will be affected a chance to prepare and build resilience to these changes.

Publication Date

4-24-2019

Project Designation

Capstone Project

Primary Advisor

Shuang-Ye Wu

Primary Advisor's Department

Geology

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Stander Symposium poster

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Presenter: Hannah Reid Butler

Future Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on Miami, Florida, USA.

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