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New Study Maps Rate of New Orleans Sinking


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Jefferson Parish, LA

Subsidence in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, from June 2009 to July 2012, as seen by NASA's UAVSAR instrument. The measured displacements are a combination of movement of the ground and of individual structures.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech, Esri

New Orleans and surrounding areas continue to sink at highly variable rates due to a combination of natural geologic and human-induced processes, finds a new NASA/university study using NASA airborne radar.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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