NASA Model Hints At Increasing Estimates Of Sea Level Rise

By on September 2, 2015

New model maps sea level rise. (Credit: NASA)

A new NASA model shows climate change is spurring rising sea levels worldwide, according to a recent space.com article. During a press conference last week, NASA officials discussed their latest program that shows rising sea levels across the globe.

The model uses satellite information ranging from 1992 to the present. NASA scientists used a combination of direct measurements of sea level rise from ocean-based sensors in addition to the satellite data.

In 2013, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicted sea levels would increase by 1 to 3 feet by the end of the century. NASA officials warn that there is still a great deal of uncertainty and sea level increase could be much more than that. They hope their research will lessen uncertainty about future sea level activity.

Top image: New model maps sea level rise. (Credit: NASA)

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