or over 20 years NASA has been tracking the global surface topography of the ocean in order to understand the important role it plays in our daily lives. Climate change is causing our Ocean to warm and glaciers to melt, resulting in sea level rise. Since 1880, the global sea level has risen 8 inches; by 2100, it is projected to rise another 1 to 4 feet.
Key Indicators: Sea Level
National Climate Assessment: Sea Level Rise
Rising Seas Briefing (recorded audio)
Sea Level Rise: Global Warming’s Yardstick
West Antarctic Glacier Loss Appears Unstoppable
Quiz: Sea Level Rise
What Will Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Mean for Barrier Islands?
Hangout: Sea Level Rise (recorded)
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