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NASA Shows How Land Water Storage Affects Sea Level

12.02.2016 09:22 Age: 2 yrs

New measurements from a NASA satellite have allowed researchers to identify and quantify, for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water storage on land have affected the rate of sea level rise

Click to enlarge. Earth's land masses have stored increasing amounts of water in the last decade, slowing the pace of sea level rise. Courtesy: U.S. National Park Service


From the University of California, Irvine



A decade of sea level rise slowed by climate-driven hydrology by J. T. Reager, A. S. Gardner, J. S. Famiglietti, D. N. Wiese A. Eicker and M.-H. Lo published in Science,
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad8386

Read the abstract and get the paper here.


News release from the University of California, Irvine here.