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Nasa Links Port-City Sea Levels to Regional Ice Melt


Greenland sea level rise

The contribution of melting ice in Greenland to sea level rise in New York City (inset). Red indicates the greatest sea level contribution, blue is the smallest to no contribution.

Credit: Wikimedia Commons

A new NASA tool links changes in sea level in 293 global port cities to specific regions of melting land ice, such as southern Greenland and the Antarctic Peninsula. It is intended to help coastal planners prepare for rising seas in the decades to come.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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