Sea Level soaring accelerates

Sea Level soaring accelerates as it’s not a cruising rise but steady rise of 3mm per year. It could be compared to driver merging onto a highway. Steve Nerem and his colleagues mobilized 25 years of satellite data to compute that the rate is increasing by about 0.08 mm/year every year. This could mean a yearly rate of sea level rise of 10 mm/year, or even more, by 2100.


Nerem, who is also a professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, said that this acceleration propelled mainly by growing melting in Greenland and Antarctica, has the possibility to double the entire sea level rise by 2100 when compared to estimates that presume a constant rate to more than 60 cm instead of about 30. He also added that our anticipation conjectures that sea level continues to alter in the future as it has over the last 25 years. Provided the huge alterations we are observing in the ice sheets today, that is not likely.

According to the new assessment by Nerem and several colleagues from CU Boulder, the University of South Florida, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Old Dominion University, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, if the ocean continues to alter at this speed sea level will rise 65cm (26 inches) by 2100 which will be a detrimental to the coastal cities. Increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere rise the temperature in air and water.