Rising Sea Level Research Showcased on NASA Science Live

The first-ever Earth Applied Sciences segment aired in a May 2020 edition of NASA TV program, NASA Science Live: On Ice.

NASA Science Live is a behind-the-scenes look into the broad range of all NASA science activities, from studying our home planet of Earth to the farthest reaches of our solar system. This edition of the show focused on the connections between how NASA studies ice and sea level rise as result of climate change and the segment focused on work supported by the Disasters program area in the city of Norfolk, Virginia.

Norfolk residents regularly see "blue-sky flooding" where there's no storm event and yet water from the Chesapeake Bay breaches bulkheads and sea walls and floods parts of the city. The flooding is tied to tidal forces and rising sea levels.