The Australian Government has released a series maps for low-lying areas in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Newcastle, the New South Wales Central Coast and south-east Queensland showing the likely effects of sea-level rise by the year 2100.
Three maps have been produced for each area:
- low scenarion, which is likely to be unavoidable;
- medium scenario, the upper end of the IPCC Report, which is in line with recent observations; and
- high-end scenario which includes ice-sheet melting not in the IPCC projections.
The estimmated sea-level rise under these three scenarios is:
The maps are available at www.ozcoasts.org.au/climate/sd_visual.jsp