NASA satellite to measure rise in sea level across most of world’s oceans

By The Star – January 18, 2016

NASA has launched a satellite into orbit that it says will be able to measure the rise in sea level across 95 per cent of the Earth’s ice-free oceans, and help scientists predict extreme weather events linked to global warming.

The “Jason-3” satellite was launched aboard a rocket in California on Sunday and it will be fully operational after a six-month testing phase, the U.S. space agency said in a statement.

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