Sea level rise: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

A rift of the size of Grand Canyon discovered under Antarctic ice sheet

Published: July 29, 2012

A rift of the size of the Grand Canyon has been discovered under the Antarctic ice sheet. According to the scientists the rift is contributing to ice melt and a consequent rise in the sea level. The rift is around 1.5 kms deep, 10 kms wide and 100 kms long. Scientist believe a melting West ..

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NASA launches Sentinel satellite to track Earth’s sea level rise

Published: November 22, 2020

On November 21, 2020, NASA launched the Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite to monitor oceans. The satellite was launched in SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The satellite launch was a part of the Mission Jason Continuity of Service. The mission was launched to measure the height of the ocean. Measuring the height of the ocean is ..

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NASA: Earth Surface Mass has deviated

Published: November 10, 2020

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently announced that the Earth Mass has deviated in August 2020 as compared to that of 2004-09. According to NASA, the sea level increase may be due to the change in earth mass. Findings of NASA The change in earth mass is mainly caused due to land movement relative ..

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Thailand’s Anti-Flood Park

Published: March 3, 2020

An architectural model from Thailand is being suggested as a possible solution for Mumbai’s flood problem in light of rising sea levels. Kotchakorn Voraakhom: Kotchakorn Voraakhom is a Thai architect who is credited for coming up with the anti-flooding architectural model. She and her firm Landprocess is known for promoting ‘mindful development over mindless construction’. ..

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