Today’s Video of the Day from NASA Goddard describes decades of research on sea-level rise based on data collected from satellites, airborne missions, shipboard measurements, and supercomputers.
According to NASA, glaciers and ice sheets are dumping hundreds of gigatons of meltwater into the oceans each year.
Overall, the global sea level is rising by approximately 3.3 millimeters a year. Compared to the time of NASA’s first satellite mission to measure ocean heights, which was launched in 1992, the current rate of sea-level rise has increased by 30 percent.
Video Credit: NASA Goddard
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer