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Melting Ice, Rising Seas

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Sea level rise is an indicator that our planet is warming. Much of the world's population lives on or near the coast, and rising seas are something worth watching. Sea level can rise for two reasons, both linked to a warming planet. When ice on land, such as mountain glaciers or the ice sheets of Greenland or Antarctica, melt, that water contributes to sea level rise. And when our oceans get warmer - another indicator of climate change - the water expands, also making sea level higher. Using satellites, lasers, and radar in space, and dedicated researchers on the ground, NASA is studying the Earth's ice and water to better understand how sea level rise might affect us all.    Sea level rise is an indicator that our planet is warming. Much of the world's population lives on or near the coast, and rising seas are something worth watching. Sea level can rise for two reasons, both linked to a warming planet. When ice on land, such as mountain glaciers or the ice sheets of Greenland or Antarctica, melt, that water contributes to sea level rise. And when our oceans get warmer - another indicator of climate change - the water expands, also making sea level higher. Using satellites, lasers, and radar in space, and dedicated researchers on the ground, NASA is studying the Earth's ice and water to better understand how sea level rise might affect us all.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10503
Animation Number:10503
Completed:2009-10-13
Animators:Helen-Nicole Kostis (UMBC) (Lead)
 Alex Kekesi (GST)
 Trent L. Schindler (UMBC)
 Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC)
 Susan Twardy (HTSI)
 Cindy Starr (GST)
 Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC)
 Tom Bridgman (GST)
 Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC)
 Ryan Boller (NASA/GSFC)
 Marte Newcombe (GST)
 Eric Sokolowsky (GST)
 Randall Jones (GST)
Video Editor:Jefferson Beck (UMBC)
Interviewee:Josh Willis (NASA/JPL CalTech)
Narrator:Troy Cline (Raytheon/GSFC)
Producer:Jefferson Beck (UMBC)
Scientists:Josh Willis (NASA/JPL CalTech)
 Lora Koenig (NASA/GSFC)
Writer:Jefferson Beck (UMBC)
Series:Narrated Movies
 Earth Science Week
 Goddard Shorts
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Keywords:
DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Ice
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Glaciers/Ice Sheets >> Ice Sheets
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Coastal Processes >> Sea Level Rise
SVS >> Edited Feature
SVS >> Climate Change
SVS >> Sea Level
DLESE >> Narrated
SVS >> Voice Over Talent
NASA Science >> Earth
 
 


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