Gulf of Mexico Sea Level Rise

Gulf of Mexico Sea Level Rise

Sea-level rise rates for discrete points offshore of southern Louisiana show significant east-west variation. Sea-level rise values are highest offshore of the state's "birdfoot." Data were derived by the U.S. Geological Survey from satellite altimetry data covering 1992-2010. Figures are in millimeters per year. Graphic by Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana /Louisiana Applied Coastal Engineering and Science (LACES) Division