June 11, 2014

Ocean Temperatures – Changing Planet

Observations document that the Earth’s ocean is warming. As the ocean warms, it will also expand in volume, causing sea level to rise. This rise is in addition to the sea level rise that results from water added from melting ice and snow on the land. Today, there are large human populations living in coastal areas worldwide that will be affected by rising sea level.

Credit: NSF

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