NASA Science Zeros in on Ocean Rise: How Much? How Soon? | NASA

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This is terrifying. The sea levels have risen 3 inches and as much as 9 inches in some places since 1992! They are rising much faster than we thought. 

NASA Science Zeros in on Ocean Rise: How Much? How Soon?Seas around the world have risen an average of nearly 3 inches since 1992, with some locations rising more than 9 inches due to natural variation, according to the latest satellite measurements from NASA and its partners. An intensive research effort now underway, aided by NASA observations and analysis, points to an unavoidable rise of several feet in the future.Members of NASA’s new interdisciplinary Sea Level Change Team will discuss recent findings and new agency research efforts during a media teleconference today at 12:30 p.m. EDT. NASA will stream the teleconference live online.The question scientists are grappling with is how quickly will seas rise?“Given what we know now about how the ocean expands as it warms and how ice sheets and glaciers are adding water to the seas, it’s pretty certain we are locked into at least 3 feet of sea level rise, and probably more,” said Steve Nerem of the University of Colorado, Boulder, and lead of the Sea Level Change Team. “But we don’t know

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