During the ‘Big One’ it will all disappear.
Large swaths of the Bay Area, including the region’s biggest airport, are sinking. As a result, the area could face catastrophic flooding when sea levels rise, new research suggests.
The findings suggest the Bay Area could be even more prone to flooding than current emergency hazard maps or models of climate change predict.
“The ground goes down, sea level comes up, and flood waters go much farther inland than either change would produce by itself,” Manoochehr Shirzaei, an assistant professor of Earth and space exploration at Arizona State University and a member of NASA’s Sea Level Change Team, said in a statement.