NASA will soon be changing the file transfer protocol, a system for browsing and retrieving data, now in use on the NASA Sea Level Portal. The agency is retiring the current FTP service, available on PO.DAAC, on June 3, 2019, and is recommending that users switch to authenticated HTTPS. This will require creating a NASA Earthdata login profile. For help with HTTPS: https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/
Satellite data on the movement of water on Earth helps to improve the accuracy of moisture maps and forecasts.
The shape of the ground beneath Denman Glacier, which is melting from the bottom up, makes it particularly vulnerable to seawater intrusion.
Greenland and Antarctica are melting—but how quickly and which areas are most affected? Nearly 20 years of satellite data provide key insights into these questions.
The two regions have lost 6.4 trillion tons of ice in three decades; unabated, this rate of melting could cause flooding that affects hundreds of millions of people by 2100.
Sea-level scientists painted a portrait of a changing planet at a major science conference in San Francisco.