Sea Level Rise

  • Released Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
  • Updated Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 at 12:00AM


Earth’s seas are rising, a direct result of a changing climate. Ocean temperatures are increasing, leading to ocean expansion. And as ice sheets and glaciers melt, they add more water. A fleet of increasingly sophisticated instruments deployed by NASA across the oceans, on polar ice and in orbit, reveals significant changes among globally interlocking factors that are driving sea levels higher.


Additional Resources

NASA Field Research 2015