Title

The Effects Of A One Meter Sea Level Rise And Increase In Storminess On The People And Property In The Gwent Levels On The Severn Estuary

Author(s)

Jo Jahn

School Name

South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Environmental Science

Presentation Type

Mentored

Mentor

Mentor: Ken Addison, St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford

Abstract

The Severn Estuary has one of the highest tidal ranges in the world, and the land around it is prone to flooding. The Gwent levels, in particular, are a Site of Special Scientific Interest to the scientific community because of environmental factors. The area also houses a lot of industry and real estate. By 2100 the sea will have risen to 1 meter and the storminess in the area will have increased as well. Given the environmental and economic importance of the Gwent levels, this area needed to be investigated further to compute the exact danger that the area is under. Surveying and mapping was done in the area, and many surveys were sent out to companies with property on the Gwent levels and government agencies that are responsible for the area. It was found that the Gwent levels would be flooded to a great degree and that the companies plan to rely on government aid to protect them.

Start Date

4-11-2015 9:30 AM

End Date

4-11-2015 9:45 AM

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Apr 11th, 9:30 AM Apr 11th, 9:45 AM

The Effects Of A One Meter Sea Level Rise And Increase In Storminess On The People And Property In The Gwent Levels On The Severn Estuary

The Severn Estuary has one of the highest tidal ranges in the world, and the land around it is prone to flooding. The Gwent levels, in particular, are a Site of Special Scientific Interest to the scientific community because of environmental factors. The area also houses a lot of industry and real estate. By 2100 the sea will have risen to 1 meter and the storminess in the area will have increased as well. Given the environmental and economic importance of the Gwent levels, this area needed to be investigated further to compute the exact danger that the area is under. Surveying and mapping was done in the area, and many surveys were sent out to companies with property on the Gwent levels and government agencies that are responsible for the area. It was found that the Gwent levels would be flooded to a great degree and that the companies plan to rely on government aid to protect them.