Rough seas

Rough seas batter the coastline during a storm.

Detailed Description

Heavy winter seas batter Acadia’s coastline. Atlantic hurricane and winter storm activity have increased since the 1980s, and questions remain as to whether this pattern will strengthen. One scenario for Acadia, “Bigger Boat”, projects increased storminess in the form of tropical and extratropical cyclones and nor’easters, with the potential to cause substantial flooding. Even if this scenario does not unfold, with the rate at which seas are rising storm surge will inevitably begin reaching further inland than ever before. 


Image Dimensions: 1600 x 1200

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Location Taken: US


The National Parks Service