Richard Lathrop zeros in on North Wildwood to show off a new tool that predicts where the water will go as sea level rises. Looking at high tide, sections of marsh now flood. With a foot of sea-level rise, water laps at a few streets. Two feet, and some neighborhoods flood…No wonder he calls the future view of New Jersey, as envisioned by Rutgers University’s new sea-level mapping tool, "disturbing." "New Jersey’s shorelines are heavily developed," said Lathrop, director of the Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis at Rutgers.
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