A 20th century acceleration in global sea‐level rise

  title={A 20th century acceleration in global sea‐level rise},
  author={John Alexander Church and Neil White},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  • J. Church, N. White
  • Published 16 January 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • Geophysical Research Letters
Multi‐century sea‐level records and climate models indicate an acceleration of sea‐level rise, but no 20th century acceleration has previously been detected. A reconstruction of global sea level using tide‐gauge data from 1950 to 2000 indicates a larger rate of rise after 1993 and other periods of rapid sea‐level rise but no significant acceleration over this period. Here, we extend the reconstruction of global mean sea level back to 1870 and find a sea‐level rise from January 1870 to December… 
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