The Known Unknowns of Sea Level Rise

The Known Unknowns of Sea Level Rise

Editor’s Note: Be sure to read the preceding parts of the series for more background on the Charlotte Whale and sea level rise projections. As global warming changes our planet, which coastlines are most and least vulnerable to sea level rise? These are the types of questions that members of NASA’s sea level rise team work on. Nearly every coast on Earth will be affected by sea level rise, but the impacts will not be distributed evenly. “Sea level would actually fall near Antarctica and rise much more near New York City because of a gravitational effect we call sea level rise 'fingerprints,” explained Eric Larour, a JPL scientist and member of the sea level rise team.

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