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27-year Sea Level Rise - TOPEX/JASON

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.

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Visualization Credits

Devika Elakara (GSFC Interns): Lead Visualizer
Trent L. Schindler (USRA): Lead Visualizer
Kel Elkins (USRA): Visualizer
Patrick Lynch (Wyle Information Systems): Lead Producer
Josh Willis (JPL): Lead Scientist
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Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason 2

Data Used:
Jason-1/Altimeter/Sea Surface Height
Jason-2/CNES Poseidon-3 Altimeter/Sea Surface Height also referred to as: SSH
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