High tide flooding, Ocean City, NJ by Ronald Librizzi, MyCoast


Gulf Stream Is the Weakest in 1,000 Years; That Could Drive More Jersey Shore Flooding

AMANDA OGLESBY / ASBURY PARK PRESS – A slowdown in the Gulf Stream and large Atlantic Ocean currents could bring as much as 2 feet of sea level rise to New Jersey’s coast, according to researchers.

Scientists are watching this slowdown in ocean currents, called the “Atlantic meridional overturning circulation,” or AMOC, because of the potential for future catastrophic changes to the world, such as precipitously colder western European winters, and major changes in Atlantic-dependent fisheries markets …