The following link will give you free options in display of various scenarios of ocean level rise in North America:
In the 2006 book version of An Inconvenient Truth (by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore), pp. 194-209 show the following scenarios:
Actual data from 1992, 2002 and 2005 showing the rapid acceleration of glacier melting on Greenland.
The shoreline changes were shown for Florida, for San Francisco Bay, for The Netherlands, for the area around Beijing, for the area around Shanghai,
for the areas around Calcutta and Bangladesh. Also, for Manhattan Island, we see that the new World Trade Center Memorial and its surrounding area
will all be under water.
So the good news is that these maps are shown in the book. The bad news is that source information is limited to the following credits in the back of
Renewable Films/ACIA (for the 3 graphs of Greenland),
MDA Federal Inc. and Brian Fisher/Renewable Films (for the enhanced satellite maps of Florida, of the San Francisco Bay, and for the Netherlands).
Ooms Averhorn Groep bv (for the remaining enhanced satellite maps).
Unfortunately, this book currently lacks an index or glossary, and does not even have a table of contents. Thus its origin as a multimedia slide show
is still obvious.
Since you are in Ireland, I recommend you phone, e-mail or send an Instant Message request to your local library, in order to avoid having to pay for
additional resources on this topic. Ask the librarians what satellite information and government maps they have access to which address the important
topic of climate change.
Finally, here is a link to a news summary reporting an opinion from a leading UK scientist that global maps "will have to be redrawn" after climate
The other way to approach this topic would be to examine a topographic map (available for free in libraries) and make a photocopy that you can mark
off in pastel colors where you expect that coastlines would be impacted by increased ocean height.
Also check out web sites affiliated with the United Nations. They have a great deal of free information, such as the following:
Finally, on the subject of free information online, keep in mind that much of the high-value information that can be accessed on the internet is not
free. Online magazines often charge a subscription fee, for example. For map information, therefore, your best source of free and accurate
information would be government sources; the British Museum has some information online for libraries, so that's another possibility. Aside from
the question of "free or fee", much of the information online has been created by commercial entities -- consider for example, that if you were to
do a Yahoo! or Google search on the term 'flowers", over 80% of the search results would retrieve web sites which are associated with flower seller
companies. Less than 10% of all online information has been provided by educational institutions. What's a student to do? 'Be careful out
there', and check your results with a librarian.
[edit on 12-6-2006 by FutureLibrarian]