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William Sweet is a NOAA Oceanographer spearheading efforts to track and predict changes in sea level and coastal flood risk to support sound decision.
July 5, 2018
NOAA began monitoring sea level more than 20 years ago, with the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite in 1992. NOAA launched its newest in the series, Jason 3.
September 20, 2019
Jason-2, the oceanography satellite that has helped us map the ocean floor and measure global sea level rise, marks its tenth year in orbit.
The State of the Climate in 2020: International report confirms record-high greenhouse gases, sea levels
August 25, 2021
Greenhouse gases and global sea levels both reached record highs in 2020—as the planet sweltered in a near-record warm year.
November 14, 2019
The NOAA-20 satellite captured imagery of Venice, Italy, on Nov. 14, 2019, after devastating floods disrupted essential services and tourism.
April 10, 2018
The Suomi NPP satellite captured this clear-sky view of the Volga River Delta and the northern Caspian Sea on April 9, 2018…
September 7, 2018
NOAA's polar-orbiting satellites are monitoring higher than average sea surface temperatures in the western North Atlantic.
April 21, 2015
Jason-3, a mission led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that is currently scheduled to launch on July 22 [Ed. note: Launch date