22-year Sea Level Rise - TOPEX/JASON

  • Released Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
  • Updated Monday, December 18th, 2023 at 12:06AM
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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.

TOPEX/JASON 22-year sea level  data. 3d globe focused on the eastern portion of the Pacific Ocean - print still

TOPEX/JASON 22-year sea level data. 3d globe focused on the eastern portion of the Pacific Ocean - print still

TOPEX/JASON 22-year sea level  data. 3d globe focused on the western portion of the Pacific Ocean - print still

TOPEX/JASON 22-year sea level data. 3d globe focused on the western portion of the Pacific Ocean - print still

TOPEX/JASON 22-year sea level  data. 3d globe focused on the western portion of the Atlantic Ocean - print still

TOPEX/JASON 22-year sea level data. 3d globe focused on the western portion of the Atlantic Ocean - print still



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