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Norfolk Naval Base

Figure 1.8

U.S. Global Change Research Program USGCRP
Christopher W. Avery

This figure appears in chapter 1 of the Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II report.

Low-lying Norfolk, Virginia, houses the world’s largest naval base, which supports multiple aircraft carrier groups and is the duty station for thousands of employees. Most of the area around the base lies less than 10 feet above sea level, and local relative sea level is projected to rise between about 2.5 and 11.5 feet by the year 2100 under the Lower and Upper Bound USGCRP sea level rise scenarios, respectively (see Scenario Products section of Appendix 3 for more details on these sea level rise scenarios; see also Ch. 8: Coastal, Case Study “Key Messages in Action—Norfolk, Virginia”). Photo credit: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christopher B. Stoltz, U.S. Navy.

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