Australia’s floods mask sea-level rise

The floods that ravaged Australia during the summer of 2010-2011 made that two-year period the wettest in the country’s history. New research also shows that they transferred so much water into Australia’s interior that they lowered sea-level by 7 millimeters, temporarily halting rising sea-levels. Find out more in a new Visionlearning blog post.

Heavy rains greened the desert of Queensland in 2011. (Source: NASA image courtesy LANCE MODIS Rapid Response)
Heavy rains greened the desert of Queensland in 2011. (Source: NASA image courtesy LANCE MODIS Rapid Response)
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