Earth  ID: 4345

22-year Sea Level Rise - TOPEX/JASON

This visualization shows total sea level change between 1992 and 2014, based on data collected from the TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, and Jason-2 satellites. Blue regions are where sea level has gone down, and orange/red regions are where sea level has gone up. Since 1992, seas around the world have risen an average of nearly 3 inches.

The color range for this visualization is -7 cm to +7 cm (-2.76 inches to +2.76 inches), though measured data extends above and below 7cm(2.76 inches). This particular range was chosen to highlight variations in sea level change.
 

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Visualization Credits

Kel Elkins (USRA): Lead Visualizer
Patrick Lynch (Wyle Information Systems): Lead Producer
Josh Willis (NASA/JPL CalTech): Lead Scientist
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Missions:
Jason
Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason 2
TOPEX/Poseidon

Data Used:
TOPEX/Poseidon
Jason-1/Altimeter/Sea Surface Height
Jason-2/CNES Poseidon-3 Altimeter/Sea Surface Height
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