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Sea Level Rise Briefing - August 26, 2015

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 on Aug. 26, 2015, at 12:30 p.m. EDT

The question scientists are grappling with is how quickly will seas rise?

Participating in the briefing:
* Michael Freilich, director of NASA’s Earth Science Division at the agency’s headquarters in Washington
* Steve Nerem, lead for NASA’s Sea Level Change Team at the University of Colorado in Boulder
* Eric Rignot, glaciologist at the University of California, Irvine and NASA's Jet Propulsion Labratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California
* Josh Willis, climate scientist at NASA’s JPL

For more information:
Rising Seas
Press Release: NASA Science Zeros in on Ocean Rise: How Much? How Soon?
Sea Level Rise Video Resources


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