August 29, 2011 - August 31, 2011  |  Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

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Global and regional sea level changes are imminent and socially relevant consequences of climate change. Sea level is influenced by all of the components of Earth’s climate system (the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere), and by how interactions between these components evolve over time. JPL’s Center for Climate Sciences is sponsoring a sea level rise workshop to nurture ideas in this arena, and to advance research and collaborations within the JPL climate science community on the interdisciplinary aspects of sea level research.

Keynote Speakers

Six keynote speakers will present the following talks during the course of the workshop.

John Church, CSIRO – The State of Sea Level Rise Research

Eric Rignot, UCI/JPL – Contributions of Ice Sheets to Sea Level Change

Mark Tamisiea, NOC – The Role of the Solid Earth in Sea Level Change

Dan Cayan, Scripps/USGS – Possible Evolution Of Sea Level Rise Along The California Coast

Steve Nerem, CCAR – Sea Level Rise: The Way Forward

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Workshop Agenda

This three day JPL-internal workshop consists of a rich array of session topics presented by a distinguished group of speakers. All sessions following the opening session will include a combination of short invited talks summarizing research being conducted at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and targeted plenary discussions.

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