Tuesday, 13 February 2018 New Satellite Data Confirm Accelerated Sea Level Rise Ocean surface topography from space. Artist rendering of Jason-3 satellite | Image courtesy of NASA

New Satellite Data Confirm Accelerated Sea Level Rise

TAMPA, FL - Twenty-five years of satellite data prove climate models are correct in predicting that sea levels will rise at an increasing rate.

In a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found that since 1993, ocean waters have moved up the shore by almost 1 millimeter per decade. That’s on top of the 3 millimeter steady annual increase. This acceleration means we’ll gain an additional millimeter per year for each of the coming decades, potentially doubling what would happen to the sea level by 2100 if the rate of increase was constant.

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