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News and Highlights in October 2023

Kenneth Miller PhotoNASA’s  recent press release covers a study conducted by a team of researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California and Rutgers University looking at the New York City metropolitan area who found that parts of the area are sinking and rising at different rates due to various man-made and natural factors which can mitigate or enhance local flood risk associated with sea level rise and therefore have implications for resilience planning. Authors of the study include RCI Affiliates, Ken Miller and Robert Kopp. The study analyzed uplift and subsidence across the  NYC metropolitan area using a remote sensing technique called interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR).“I’m intrigued by the potential of using high-resolution InSAR to measure these kinds of relatively short-lived environmental modifications associated with uplift,” Kopp said.