Measuring Sea Level Rise From Space

Updated: 2020-11-24 13:50:27
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In this illustration, the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft – the world's latest sea-level satellite – orbits Earth with its deployable solar panels extended.

In this illustration, the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft – the world's latest sea-level satellite – orbits Earth with its deployable solar panels extended.

A new satellite, scheduled to launch this weekend, is the latest in a parade of missions to measure sea level rise. As climate reporter Rebecca Hersher explains, it's vital data for scientists trying to understand how global warming is affecting the Earth's oceans.

For more, you can also read Rebecca's story, "NASA Satellite To Measure Global Sea Level Rise."

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