Portrait of a Warming Ocean, Rising Sea Levels

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August 13, 2008

Global sea level is on the rise, but the rise isn't uniform across the ocean. In this image, white and red show where sea level has risen the most; purple and blue where it has dropped.

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The image shows Kelvin waves of high sea level (red/yellow) crossing the Pacific Ocean at the equator. The Fickle El Nino of 2014

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Artist's rendering of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2 New NASA Space Observatory to Study Carbon Conundrums

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