Change of sea level trend in the Mediterranean and Black seas

  title={Change of sea level trend in the Mediterranean and Black seas},
  author={Isabel Vigo and David Garc{\'i}a and Benjamin Fong Chao},
  journal={Journal of Marine Research},
Sea level anomaly (SLA) data in the Mediterranean and Black seas obtained by ocean radar altimetry missions (TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason, ERS-1/2 and ENVISAT) are studied in conjunction with corresponding sea-surface temperature (SST) data. The studied time span is 11 years long, 1993-2003. Besides confirming previously published results, we report a significant, but enigmatic, abrupt change in the SLA trend that took place in mid-1999 which has been corroborated by independent tide gauge data… 

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