Dr. Patrick Heimbach is a physical oceanographer and senior research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He seeks to understand the ocean's general circulation, and its role in the climate system, using a state-of-the-art general circulation model. He combines the modeling with observations, from space and on the ground, to produce a three-dimensional, time-evolving simulation of the global ocean and its sea ice cover. His interests also include ice sheet, glacier and sea ice dynamics, as well as the interaction of polar ice sheets with the ocean and their contribution to sea level rise.
Are you a coastal planner, a policymaker, or concerned about the future of sea level rise? A new tool allows you to visualize and download the projection data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 6th Assessment Report (AR6).
A new online visualization tool will enable anyone to see what sea levels will look like anywhere in the world in the decades to come.
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