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Understanding Sea Level

NASA keeps track of sea level change and its causes from space. Find out more about how NASA satellite observations help our understanding of this complex topic.

Explore the main causes: ice melt and heat-driven expansion of ocean water

Understanding Sea Level

NASA keeps track of sea level change and its causes from space. Find out more about how NASA satellite observations help our understanding of this complex topic.

Global Sea Level

Explore the main causes: ice melt and heat-driven expansion of ocean water

Regional Sea Level

Sea level varies by region in response to many factors, from gravity to land motion to rainfall

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