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Modeling Sea-Level Rise in San Francisco Bay Estuary
Modeling Sea-Level Rise in San Francisco Bay Estuary
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Title: Modeling Sea-Level Rise in San Francisco Bay Estuary


San Francisco Bay — which has already lost the majority of its marsh habitat since the 19th Century — could lose even more marshes by the year 2100 due to sea level rise, according to a new USGS report. Animations, graphs and data from the USGS Open File Report 2013-1081 and the USGS project "Modeling Sea-Level Rise in San Francisco Bay Estuary" can be found online. 

This photo shows a USGS researcher surveying marsh topography using a RTK GPS measuring unit, collecting data that was used to build the sea level rise forecasts for this USGS Open File Report.


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Photographer: Kevin Buffington
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Photographer Organization: USGS

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The Western Ecological Research Center (WERC)

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Tags: California CaliforniaWaterScienceCenter ClimateChange Employee EndangeredSpecies JohnTakekawa KarenThorne Marshes RTKGPS Restoration SaltMarshes SanFrancisco SanFranciscoBayEstuary SeaLevelRise TopStory WesternEcologicalResearchCenter Wetlands



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