San Francisco Residents Help Scientists Improve Sea Level Rise Models

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San Francisco Residents Help Scientists Improve Sea Level Rise Models

In January, California King Tides partnered with USGS and the Our Coast, Our Future project to collect king tide photos from specific locations around the Bay Area. 

The pictures people took are helping scientists better understand which areas are most at risk of flooding and future sea level rise.  Researchers are comparing photos of the high tide against computer simulations of flooding to see how well these simulations match reality.

This was a fun, easy way for everyday people to provide important information that will help future sea level rise adaptation planning efforts in the Bay Area.

For the original announcement, click here.

If you’d like to explore setting up a similar citizen science photo-documentation project in your own area, email us!OCOF-map-fpo-lg