NASA to Discuss Rising Sea Levels

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In a series of media opportunities Wednesday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Aug. 28, NASA experts will present an up-to-date global outlook on current conditions and future projections of sea level rise.

From fieldwork on the Greenland ice sheet this summer,
to new satellite views of sea level changes around the world,
NASA’s “Rising Seas” events will provide the latest assessment
of scientific understanding of this global environmental issue.

NASA will host a media teleconference at 12:30 p.m. EDT
on Wednesday, Aug. 26 to discuss recent insights on sea level rise
and the continuing challenge of predicting how fast and how much
sea level will rise. The panelists for this briefing are:

  • Michael Freilich, director of NASA’s Earth Science Division at the agency’s headquarters in Washington
  • Steve Nerem, lead for NASA’s Sea Level Change Team at the University of Colorado in Boulder
  • Josh Willis, oceanographer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California
  • Eric Rignot, glaciologist at the University of California, Irvine and JPL


As Earth’s oceans continue to warm,
and its ice sheets continue to show signs of accelerated change,
NASA is pursuing answers to how quickly seas could rise in the future. Scientists worldwide use NASA data to tackle some of the toughest questions about how our planet is changing.
Using the vantage point of space, NASA is pioneering research
into how changes in the ocean, ice sheets, glaciers and Earth’s surface combine to produce global changes in sea level.

For more information about NASA’s Earth science programs, visit:

NASA Discusses rising sea levels
Credits: NASA

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