A New Tool from NASA for Coastal Planners: Anticipating Sea-Level Rise
The new NASA Gradient Fingerprint Mapping capability allows coastal planners to closely link sea-level rise at their
specific coastal city with respect to changes in the Cryosphere all over the world. The tool is very high resolution, allowing
users to quantify exactly how a certain glacier in the world will impact their city, and in addition, to understand how uncertainty
in Cryospheric projections will reflect into corresponding uncertainties in their local sea-level change projection. The
tool is also currently being coupled to the NASA ISSM (Ice Sheet System Model) projections of Cryosphere evolution in the
coming 200 years. We will discuss the ramifications of some of the science results our new tool enables, and concrete
applications for coastal planning and mitigation efforts.