Global average sea level is rising. But it doesn't happen at the same rate everywhere

Greenland’s ice loss

causes local sea level

to go down

The darker blue colours show where sea level rises most as Greenland loses ice. The red shows where the sea level goes down

Far side areas, like

the Marshall Islands,

see a bigger than

average rise

-1mm

1

Regional variations for every 1mm rise

in global sea level caused by Greenland

Gravitational fingerprint for Greenland's surface mass balance. Source: NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Global average sea level is rising. But it doesn't happen at the same rate everywhere

Greenland’s ice loss

causes local sea level

to go down

The darker blue colours show where sea level rises most as Greenland loses ice. The red shows where the sea level goes down

Far side areas, like

the Marshall Islands,

see a bigger than

average rise

-1mm

1

Regional variations for every 1mm rise

in global sea level caused by Greenland

Gravitational fingerprint for Greenland's surface mass balance. Source: NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Global average sea level is rising. But it doesn't happen at the same rate everywhere

Greenland’s ice loss

causes local sea level

to go down

The darker blue colours show where sea level rises most as Greenland loses ice. The red shows where the sea level goes down

Far side areas, like

the Marshall Islands,

see a bigger than

average rise

-1mm

1

Regional variations for every 1mm rise

in global sea level caused by Greenland

Gravitational fingerprint for Greenland's surface mass balance. Source: NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Global average sea level is rising. But it doesn’t happen at the same rate everywhere. The darker blue colours show where sea level rises most as Greenland loses ice. The red shows where the sea level goes down

Far side areas, like

the Marshall Islands,

see a bigger than

average rise

Greenland’s ice loss

causes local sea level

to go down

-1mm

1

Gravitational fingerprint for Greenland's surface mass balance. Source: NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Regional variations for every 1mm rise

in global sea level caused by Greenland

Global average sea level is rising. But it doesn’t happen at the same rate everywhere. The darker blue colours show where sea level rises most as Greenland loses ice. The red shows where the sea level goes down

Far side areas, like

the Marshall Islands,

see a bigger than

average rise

Greenland’s ice loss

causes local sea level

to go down

-1mm

1

Gravitational fingerprint for Greenland's surface mass balance. Source: NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Regional variations for every 1mm rise

in global sea level caused by Greenland

Global average sea level is rising. But it doesn’t happen at the same rate everywhere. The darker blue colours show where sea level rises most as Greenland loses ice. The red shows where the sea level goes down

Greenland’s ice loss

causes local sea level

to go down

Far side areas, like

the Marshall Islands,

see a bigger than

average rise

Regional variations for every

1mm rise in global sea level

caused by Greenland

-1mm

1

Gravitational fingerprint for Greenland's surface mass balance. Source: NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research