The Geological Society of Washington
WEDNESDAY, November 13, 2019
MEETING # 1547
The 2019 Bradley Lecture
R. Steven Nerem,
University of Colorado,
Measuring Sea Level Change from Space: What are the measurements telling us?
Abstract: Satellite altimetry (TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, Jason-2, and Jason-3) and satellite gravity (GRACE and GRACE Follow-On) measurements have provided a wealth of new information on how sea level has been changing over the last few decades. This is giving us important informations about the causes of sea level change and about how it will evolve in the future. This talk will review these satellite technologies, summarize the changes we have observed, and discuss what this tells us about future sea level change. Our future under climate-driven sea level rise is becoming clearer, but there are still important questions to be answered.
TALK WILL BE ONE HOUR IN DURATION w/ QUESTIONS TO FOLLOW
Refreshments at 7:30 p.m. Formal program at 8:00 p.m.
John Wesley Powell Auditorium
2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC