Climate-change-driven accelerated sea-level rise detected in the altimeter era.

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, ISSN: 1091-6490, Vol: 115, Issue: 9, Page: 2022-2025

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2018
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https://digitalcommons.odu.edu/ccpo_pubs/222
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29440401
DOI:
10.1073/pnas.1717312115
Author(s):
Nerem, R. S.; Beckley, B. D.; Fasullo, J. T.; Hamlington, B. D.; Masters, D.; Mitchum, G. T.
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
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Multidisciplinary; Sea level; Acceleration; Climate change; Satellite altimetry; Climate; Geology; Oceanography
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Using a 25-y time series of precision satellite altimeter data from TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, Jason-2, and Jason-3, we estimate the climate-change-driven acceleration of global mean sea level over the last 25 y to be 0.084 ± 0.025 mm/y Coupled with the average climate-change-driven rate of sea level rise over these same 25 y of 2.9 mm/y, simple extrapolation of the quadratic implies global mean sea level could rise 65 ± 12 cm by 2100 compared with 2005, roughly in agreement with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report (AR5) model projections.