This website is the digital version of the 2014 National Climate Assessment, produced in collaboration with the U.S. Global Change Research Program.

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The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future.

A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Figure 5.2: Airports Vulnerable to Storm Surge

Airports Vulnerable to Storm Surge

1

San Francisco International

5.4 feet

2

Oakland International

5.6 feet

3

John F. Kennedy International

11.3 feet

4

LaGuardia

6.7 feet

5

Philadelphia International

8.3 feet

6

Newark Liberty International

8.6 feet

7

Ronald Reagan Washington National

10.3 feet

8

Louis Armstrong International

-1.7 feet

9

Tampa International

10.6 feet

10

Ft. Lauderdale International

5.2 feet

11

Miami International

7.4 feet

12

Isla Grande San Juan, Puerto Rico

6.8 feet

13

Honolulu International

7.7 feet

Figure 5.2: Thirteen of the nation’s 47 largest airports have at least one runway with an elevation within the reach of moderate to high storm surge. Sea level rise will pose a threat to low-lying infrastructure, such as the airports shown here. (Data from Federal Aviation Administration 20121).

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  1. FAA, 2012: Federal Aviation Administration: U.S. & Territories Airport Lookup. Federal Aviation Administration. URL | Detail

The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future.

A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences.

United States Global Change Research Program logo United States Global Change Research Program participating agency logos