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This does help us see the impact. We need to have more of these close up maps of different areas of the world...particularly Florida and the Gulf of Mexcio coast. This might help people see the impact. Right now they simply are unable to imagine it. Something like this could be a real eye opener. But it has to be small maps...even smaller than the France map, if it is to have an impact.

And after reading about the quickening pace of the ice melt in Greenland, we really need to do something.

by gradinski chai on Sat Nov 19th, 2005 at 03:50:53 AM EST
I really wish that the map could be closer up also.  We will buy land at a higher elevation next year because we are certain our home will be under water in 25 years.  But there is a lot of land that disappears in this that is well above the rises I enter.  How could land at 6 meters disappear at 1?  I understand it would be an island, but not completely gone.
by madrone on Sat Nov 19th, 2005 at 09:04:19 AM EST
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Most freely available datasets are not so accurate. For instance, the anticipated elevation accuracy of the famous Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) dataset was <=6 m locally (200 km) and 16 <m globally. But practically it's worse.
by Hansvon on Mon Nov 21st, 2005 at 05:55:47 AM EST
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