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L6 sea level rise tl


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L6 sea level rise tl

  1. 1. Sea Level Rise Case study of Sea Level Rise
  2. 2. How do we know sea levels are rising? Write the above question down and answer it as you watch this video
  3. 3. Causes of sea level rise 1. Thermal expansion. As water gets hotter it expands. 2. Melting of ice caps. Polar ice sheets and mountain glaciers around the world are melting, leading to more water in the sea. 3. Global Warming An increase of carbon dioxide (due to industrial growth) is the root cause of sea level rise.
  4. 4. Case Study: East Anglia • East Anglia is a very flat, low lying region on the east coast of England. • It is a very vulnerable area to sea level rise.
  5. 5. Case Study: East Anglia • Complete the table using p158-9 as well as the hand-out.
  6. 6. Floodmap • Click here to see what would happen to east Anglia with a sea level rise