Global sea level linked to global temperature

  title={Global sea level linked to global temperature},
  author={Martin Vermeer and Stefan Rahmstorf},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={21527 - 21532}
  • M. Vermeer, S. Rahmstorf
  • Published 22 December 2009
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
We propose a simple relationship linking global sea-level variations on time scales of decades to centuries to global mean temperature. This relationship is tested on synthetic data from a global climate model for the past millennium and the next century. When applied to observed data of sea level and temperature for 1880–2000, and taking into account known anthropogenic hydrologic contributions to sea level, the correlation is >0.99, explaining 98% of the variance. For future global… 

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