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NES Video Chat: Sea Level Rise
January 25, 2012
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Date: Jan. 25, 2012
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m. EST
Guest: Josh Willis
STEM Topics: Science and Technology
Careers: A climate scientist is a scientist who studies long-term prevalent weather conditions.
An oceanographer is a scientist who studies the physical and biological aspects of the seas.

NASA Explorer Schools held a live video chat on Jan. 25, 2012 with Josh Willis who answered questions about about sea level rise and global climate change.

Students had the opportunity to ask questions of a NASA oceanographer and climate scientist. Dr. Josh Willis is an oceanographer and climate scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. He was the Deputy Project Scientist and a member of the science team on Jason 1 and 2. Willis is currently the Lead Project Scientist for the Jason 3 project.

One result of global climate change is the melting of ice sheets around the world. Over the past century, many mountain glaciers and large portions of the ice sheets in both Greenland and Antarctica have lost mass. During this video chat, Willis answered student questions about the effects of sea level rise and climate change caused by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Related Resources:
› Oceans of Climate Change Video   →
› Tall Oceans and Global Warming Podcast   →
› A Radio Interview with Josh Willis   →
› An Update From NASA's Sea Level Sentinels   →
› Josh Willis Bio   →
› NASA Global Climate Change website   →

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Josh Willis
Josh Willis is the Lead Project Scientist for Jason 3, an ocean surface topography mission.
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