New York is sinking Disaster like Joshimath says Nasa study
Scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Rutgers University, in their study between 2016 and 2023, identified many areas of the city which are sinking. For this, a remote sensing technique called Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) was used.
The runway at LaGuardia in New York is sinking at a rate of 3.7 millimeters a year, reports say, while Arthur Ashe Stadium is sinking at a rate of 4.6 millimeters a year. Both the areas are built on the place where earlier there used to be a landfill site.
The report also says that due to rising sea level, the risk of New York City drowning is increasing. Not only this, this city may have to face storms and floods in future. The study has revealed that those areas of the city are sinking where changes in the earth's surface have taken place in the past. Due to the construction of the building there the pressure on the land increased.
The reason for the sinking of city areas has also been considered to be the natural processes of thousands of years of the Ice Age. Regarding New York City, it is said that it is on raised land outside the ice sheet. The study says that the metropolitan area of the city is sinking by about 1.6 mm every year.
Interestingly, the study has also revealed some areas which are rising instead of sinking. These include East Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Woodside, Queens. Why this is happening is being investigated.
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