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NASA-Led Study Pinpoints Areas of New York City Sinking, Rising

Parts of the New York City metropolitan area are sinking and rising at different rates due to factors ranging from land-use practices to long-lost glaciers, scientists have found. While the elevation changes seem small – fractions of inches per year – they can enhance or diminish local flood risk linked to sea level rise. The new study was published Wednesday in Science Advances by a team of researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California and Rutgers University in New Jersey. The team analyzed upward and downward vertical land motion – also known as uplift and subsidence – across the metropolitan area from 2016 to 2023 using a remote sensing technique called interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR). The technique combines two or more 3D observations of the same region to reveal surface motion or topography. https://climate.nasa.gov/news/3285/nasa-led-study-pinpoints-areas-of-new-york-city-sinking-rising/

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  • johnte ndeto

    34 w

    The state should take the appropriate initiatives

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    • Gorffly mokua

      35 w

      Something should be done Asap!!

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      • rosebellendiritu

        35 w

        In simple words it means disaster in waiting 🤔🤔

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        • CHRIS NGATIA

          35 w

          With this awareness out here what is the government doing about it

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          • johnte ndeto

            35 w

            There is alot of human contributions in this calamities and people ought to be very careful

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            • Kevin

              35 w

              New York is really dragging behind in this

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              • Esther Wanjiku

                35 w

                How alarming coming from the worlds leader in trade

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                • Joseph Githinji

                  35 w

                  This is alarming, action is needed in urgency. A reason why we must stay focused in the fight against climate change effects.

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                  • Munene Mugambi

                    35 w

                    What is the city of New York doing about this?

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                    • Jane Wangui

                      34 w

                      @munene_mugambi I wonder.New York harbours a diversity of people and the number of them is millions, and yet their safety is not guaranteed.

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