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NASA Sea Level Change

Rising seas are one of the most disruptive consequences of climate change, impacting highly-populated coastal communities through an increased occurrence and intensity of flooding events, storm surges, coastal erosion, salt-water intrusion, losses of biodiversity and freshwater resources. Understanding the physical processes behind these changes is key to predicting the potential impact of rising seas and extreme events on coastal communities, the national and global economy, and is recognized as one of the Grand Challenges of our time by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).

To address this challenge, NASA has assembled a multi-disciplinary Sea Level Change Science Team (N-SLCT) consisting of leading experts in the fields of oceanography, geodesy, cryosphere, hydrology, modeling, statistics, and science communication. Multiple NASA science programs have contributed to various aspects of this research including programs in Physical Oceanography, Cryospheric Sciences, Interdisciplinary Sciences, Earth Surface and Interior, and Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS). Since 2014, the N-SLCT has been conducting interdisciplinary sea level science by collecting and analyzing observational evidence of sea level change, quantifying the underlying causes and driving mechanisms, producing projections of future changes in sea level, as well as communicating NASA's latest discoveries to the public through NASA's Sea Level Portal. As a result, progress has been made on a number of important problems in sea level science, resulting in a better understanding of ice sheet dynamics, the development of tools and assessments of the impacts of mass loss from ice sheets and glaciers on coastal cities, and improved representation of vertical land motion related to coastal subsidence, tectonics, and Earth's post-glacial rebound.

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Nicole-Jeanne  Schlegel
Nicole-Jeanne Schlegel
Sea Level And Ice
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Eric  Larour
Eric Larour
Sea Level And Ice
Group Supervisor
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Surendra  Adhikari
Surendra Adhikari
Earth Surface And Interior
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Dimitris  Menemenlis
Dimitris Menemenlis
Sea Level And Ice
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Helene  Seroussi
Helene Seroussi
Sea Level And Ice
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Hrishikesh  Chandanpurkar
Hrishikesh Chandanpurkar
Ocean Circulation And Air Sea Interaction
Postdoctoral Researcher
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Felix  Landerer
Felix Landerer
Sea Level And Ice
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Thomas  Frederikse
Thomas Frederikse
Sea Level And Ice
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Alex  Gardner
Alex Gardner
Sea Level And Ice
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Lambert  Caron
Lambert Caron
Sea Level And Ice
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Erik  Ivins
Erik Ivins
Sea Level And Ice
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Benjamin  Hamlington
Benjamin Hamlington
Sea Level And Ice
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Isabella  Velicogna
Isabella Velicogna
Sea Level And Ice
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JT  Reager
JT Reager
Terrestrial Hydrology
Scientist
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Carmen  Boening
Carmen Boening
Earth Science
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Veronica  Nieves
Veronica Nieves
Sea Level And Ice
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Josh  Willis
Josh Willis
Sea Level And Ice
Project Scientist - Jason-CS
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Victor  Zlotnicki
Victor Zlotnicki
Earth Science
Assistant Section Manager
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