Steve Nerem, a professor of aerospace engineering sciences at the University of Colorado-Boulder and lead author on the paper, described the phenomena as akin to a "driver merging onto a highway", in a press release accompanying the paper.
If this is not checked, the trend could mean the seas would rise by at least 10 mm per year by the end of the century, which would wreak much havoc on the world's coastal cities. The findings, published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, confirm what climate projections have already told us.
"And this is nearly certainly a conservative estimate", he added. Our extrapolation assumes that sea level continues to change in the future as it has over the last 25 years. Their analysis, which took into account cyclical changes in the ocean's temperatures and measurement uncertainty, found that the chance that sea level rise is not accelerating is less than one percent.
Extreme water levels, such as high tides and surges from strong storms, would be made exponentially worse as climate change plays its consequential tricks. Second is the melting of ice at poles that adds more and more water to the seas.
These increases were measured using satellite altimeter measurements since 1992, including the U.S./European TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, Jason-2, and Jason-3 satellite missions. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, manages the US portion of these missions for NASA's Science Mission Directorate.
Sea levels might be rising two times faster than we thought, a new study suggests.
"The Topex/Poseidon/Jason altimetry missions have been essentially providing the equivalent of a global network of almost half a million accurate tide gauges, providing sea surface height information every 10 days for over 25 years", said Brian Beckley, of NASA Goddard, second author on the new paper and lead of a team that processes altimetry observations into a global sea level data record.
"The acceleration predicted by the models has now been detected directly from the observations", Mitchum said. Over this short time period, the rate of sea level rise waxed and wane and it was hard to tease out whether its pace was steady or picking up. In addition, global sea level can fluctuate due to climate patterns such as El Niños and La Niñas (the opposing phases of the El Niño Southern Oscillation, or ENSO) which influence ocean temperature and global precipitation patterns. Nerem said: "The big question in sea level science today is how are the ice sheets going to respond to the warming, and how quickly". Satellite data revealed that the acceleration stems from melting ice in Greenland and Antarctica.
The hosts got off to a flying start when Robert Lewandowski scored for the 11th successive home game, in the sixth minute. Chelsea loanee Batshuayi converted Christian Pulisic's cross from close range as Dortmund beat Hamburg to remain third.
The Pistons acquired James Ennis from the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday for Brice Johnson and a 2022 second-round draft pick. The Los Angeles Clippers originally traded Reed to the Pistons in the recent deal that also sent Blake Griffin to Detroit .
Where is the India vs South Africa 4th ODI? "I experienced that today, and that was an fantastic feeling", he added. Umpire Ian Gould had to overturn his decision when an ultra-edge replay showed a spike as the ball passed the bat.
Their sweeping tax overhaul bill approved in December will add an estimated $1.5 trillion to the national debt over 10 years. Paul's protest forced Congress to miss a midnight deadline for passing a funding measure to keep the government operating.
The Status Yellow rain warning applies to Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal for 24 hours to Just before midnight Saturday. THE COUNTRY IS facing a wet and windy weekend, as Met Éireann has issued three separate weather warnings.
Arsenal now sit sixth in the Premier League standings after 26 games and trail leaders Manchester City by 24 points. He signed a two-year extension last year but a disappointing campaign this season could see him dismissed.
NASA could stop funding to the International Space Station after 2024, at which point a commercial venture could take over. These commercial flights will represent the first astronaut launches from US soil since NASA's shuttles stopped flying.
Virginia was the top overall seed in preliminary NCAA Tournament rankings released on Sunday, a day after losing to the Hokies. John's and Purdue to Ohio State and Michigan State, Sunday's seedings included only the top 16 and bracketed them by region.
About 200 remaining Purdue salespeople will focus on promoting the company's drug to treat opioid-induced constipation, Symproic. He said Purdue's decision is helpful, but it won't make a major difference unless other opioid drug companies do the same.
'Moral Compass' Asma Jahangir Laid to Rest
Asma's sudden death is a loss not just for Pakistan , or for South Asia, but for the human rights movement globally. As a team consisting of lawyers and young feminists, we stand on Asma's shoulders and tread the path blazed by her.
UCL: Spurs hold Juve in Turin
Both full-backs conceded penalties and Davinson Sanchez had a hard evening too. "If someone thought Juventus could win 4-0 that was not realistic".
Prominent Pak activist Asma Jahangir passes away
According to initial reports, Jahangir was shifted to a hospital after she complained of chest pain where she breathed her last. Pakistani media reported that the 66-year-old had also been under treatment for cancer for many years.
Chris Mazdzer wins Olympic silver
The best the US had ever done in the Olympic event was fourth-place finishes by Tony Benshoof in 2006 and Adam Heidt in 2002. Then, when he needed it most, Mazdzer delivered in his fourth run.
Trudeau says his trade message is being heard in the US
Trudeau indicated his government was in no rush to deal with amnesty ahead of when the new legal cannabis regime takes effect. Trudeau promoted his country's fast-track employment permit for certain workers, dubbed the "global skills strategy visa".
Vonn opens up, will ski for more than herself in Pyeongchang
Even though he had more wins, he had a different schedule than her and had many more opportunities and different risk tolerance". Sofia Goggia is going into her first Winter Olympics with the aim of stealing the show from American superstar Lindsey Vonn .
Dow Falls More Than 1000 Points, Enters Correction Territory
The market is still trying to find its footing after Monday's huge meltdown, when the Dow fell 1,175 points - a one-day record . Traders rushed to the safety of the Treasury amidst the sell-off stocks , with the ten-year yield at 2.72% down 12 basis point.
Martin Schulz: I won't be German foreign minister
A Forsa poll had indicated that nearly three-quarters of Germans thought it would be wrong for Schulz to become foreign minister. A party meeting in January narrowly approved talks with Merkel's Christian Democratic-led bloc, laying bare the divisions.
Suspect in custody after stabbing 4 during church service
Corpus Christi police responded to the 1200 block of Cambridge Drive, near Ray High School, just after 7 p.m., police Lt. The suspect, 28-year-old Marco Antonio Moreno, immediately surrendered to congregants after the stabbing, Hooper said.