Ben Hamlington is a Research Scientist in the Sea Level and Ice Group, in the Earth Sciences Section. He studies the ocean with a particular focus on sea level variability on interannual to decadal timescales. He has also done work on understanding sea level during the 20th century, comparing historical in situ data to modern satellite observations. He is interested in how sea level is responds to both natural and anthropogenic forcing, and what this will mean for coastal populations both now and in the future. He is a member of NASA's Ocean Surface Topography Science team, NASA’s GRACE/GRACE-FO Science Team and is the current team lead of the NASA Sea Level Change Science team.
The study shows that with higher sea level, fewer additional factors are needed to cause episodes of coastal flooding.
A new study is among the first to use statistical data and modeling to determine the causes of sea-level rise on the Northeast U.S. coast.
NASA Sea Level Change Team member Robert Kopp uses data on past sea-level rise to improve forecasts of what's to come – and to help coastal planners prepare.