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Aug 29, 2005

Katrina May Put NOAA's Subsidence Theory To The Test

Back in June, I had a post about a new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on the effect of subsidence on the gulf coast. The report stated that much of the Gulf of Mexico is sinking much faster than was previously believed. The NOAA report states that the Louisiana coast may be sinking by at least 5 feet every century. If true, this may mean that the assumptions made by emergency planners in the path of Huricane Katrina may be at variance with the reality of what will happen.

For some links to satellite and other maps of the hurricane, visit The Map Room.

09/01/05: The Map Room has the lateset images of Katrina's devastation