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NASA Science Update: Breakthrough Discoveries in Sea Level Change Research
07.07.05
 
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Introduction

From the Mississippi Delta to the Maldives Islands off the coast of India, to the multitude of other low-lying coastal areas around the world, it is estimated that over 100 million lives are potentially impacted by changes in sea level.

For the first time, researchers have the tools and expertise to understand the rate at which sea level is changing and the mechanisms that drive that change.

NASA is taking advantage of its unique space-based satellite observations of Earth's oceans and atmosphere, in combination with satellite observations and sea surface measurements from domestic and international partners, to learn more about why and how the world's waters are rising.


Panelists

 Thumbnail of Dr. Waleed Abdalati
Meet Dr. Waleed Abdalati: Head of the Cryospheric Sciences Branch at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
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 Thumbnail of Dr. Steve Nerem
Meet Dr. Steve Nerem: Associate Professor at the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research (CCAR) at the University of Colorado at Boulder
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  Thumbnail of Dr Eric Rignot
Meet Dr. Eric Rignot: Principal Scientist for the Radar Science and Engineering Section at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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 Thumbnail of Dr Laury Miller
Meet Dr. Laury Miller: Chief of the Satellite Altimetry Laboratory at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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  Image of Dr Richard Alley
Meet Dr. Richard Alley: Evan Pugh Professor in the Department of Geosciences and the EMS Environment Institute at the Pennsylvania State University
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Resources

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Sea Level Papers Page
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Multimedia Page
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Feature Story Page



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Contact Information

Dolores Beasley/Marta Metelko
NASA Headquarters
Washington, DC
Phone: 202/358-1753/1642
Lynn Chandler
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Maryland
Phone: 301/286-2806

Event Information

The NASA Science Update will take place on Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time from the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW, Washington, DC. NASA TV will carry the conference live with question-and-answer capability from participating NASA centers. Media interested in asking questions via telephone during the briefing should call Tomeka Scales at 202/358-0781 to receive the call-in number and password.

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