27-year Sea Level Rise - TOPEX/JASON

  • Released Thursday, November 5th, 2020
  • Updated Wednesday, December 6th, 2023 at 12:19AM
  • ID: 4853

This visualization shows total sea level change between 1992 and 2019, based on data collected from the TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, Jason-2, and Jason-3 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 6 inches.


The color range for this visualization is -15 cm to +15 cm (-5.9 inches to +5.9 inches), though measured data extends above and below 15 cm (5.9 inches). This particular range was chosen to highlight variations in sea level change.

Sea surface height change in the Pacific region from 1992 to 2019, with colorbar

Sea surface height change in the Pacific region from 1992 to 2019, with colorbar

Sea surface height change in the Pacific region from 1992 to 2019, no colorbar

Sea surface height change in the Pacific region from 1992 to 2019, no colorbar



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