Latest Sea level Stories
Scientists from the University of Miami are surprised at how rapidly the ice is melting in Greenland and how quickly the land is rising in response.
When a temple was raised for Matsu -- the goddess of the sea -- in south Taiwan 300 years ago, worshippers felt the spot chosen would be a safe retreat from the ocean, But they never took global warming into consideration.
Scientists have discovered that changes in the amount of ice floating in the polar oceans are causing sea levels to rise.
A deep-ocean current has been discovered near Antarctica by scientists, saying that it has the volume of 40 Amazon Rivers and will help researchers study the impacts of climate change on the worldâ€™s oceans.
Ice loss from the Greenland ice sheet, which has been increasing during the past decade over its southern region, is now moving up its northwest coast, according to a new international study.
WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Operation IceBridge mission, the largest airborne survey ever flown of Earth's polar ice, kicks off its second year of study when NASA aircraft arrive in Greenland March 22.
NASA's Operation IceBridge mission, the largest airborne survey ever flown of Earth's polar ice, kicks off its second year of study when NASA aircraft arrive in Greenland March 22.
The melting of glaciers is well documented, but when looking at the rate at which they have been retreating, a team of international researchers steps back and says not so fast.
As ESAâ€™s Mission Scientist for CryoSat, Mark Drinkwaterâ€™s role in supporting the preparation of the mission has been to ensure that the satellite and data processing systems are compatible with achieving the missionâ€™s objectives of deriving accurate measurements of ice-thickness change.
According to studies released on Sunday, winds and currents that drive warmer water into fjords, where it carves out the base of coastal glaciers, are significantly eroding Greenlandâ€™s ice sheet.
The sea levels all around the world are rising. Current sea-level rise has the potential to affect human populations and the natural environment. Two key factors have contributed to the observed sea level rise. The first is thermal expansion: as the ocean water warms, it expands. The second is from the influence of land-based ice because of increased melting. The major store of water on land is found in the glaciers and the ice sheets. The rising of sea levels is one of several lines of...
A radar altimeter measures altitude above the terrain beneath an aircraft as opposed to a barometric altimeter which provides the distance above a pre-determined datum, usually sea level. Radar is the underpinning principle of the system. Radio waves that are reflected back from the ground are timed in order to calculate speed, distance, and time which are related to the each other and can be used to calculate the distance from one point to another. Lloyd Espenschied invented the radar...
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