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New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Accelerating

New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Accelerating

Global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data.

This acceleration, driven mainly by increased melting in Greenland and Antarctica, has the potential to double the total sea level rise projected by 2100 when compared to projections that assume a constant rate of sea level rise.

If the rate of ocean rise continues to change at this pace, sea level will rise 26 inches by 2100, enough to cause significant problems for coastal cities.

Continued study and understanding how fast sea level is increasing can help prepare for the effects in coastal areas around the world.

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Source: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/new-study-finds-sea-level-rise-accelerating

Check out the article from Earthsky.org

 

 

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