22-year Sea Level Rise - TOPEX/JASON
Spinning globe showing TOPEX/JASON 22-year sea level data. Earth spins once before camera zooms into West Atlantic, East Pacific, and West Pacific regions. With colorbar
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This visualization shows total sea level change between 1992 and 2014, based on data collected from the TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, and Jason-2 satellites. Blue regions are where sea level has gone down, and orange/red regions are where sea level has gone up. Since 1992, seas around the world have risen an average of nearly 3 inches.
The color range for this visualization is -7 cm to +7 cm (-2.76 inches to +2.76 inches), though measured data extends above and below 7cm(2.76 inches). This particular range was chosen to highlight variations in sea level change.
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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
Datasets used in this visualization
TOPEXID: 105Collected with Poseidon
Jason-1 Sea Surface HeightID: 332Collected with Altimeter
Jason-2 SSH (Sea Surface Height)ID: 668Collected with CNES Poseidon-3 Altimeter
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