Multidecadal sea level anomalies and trends in the western tropical Pacific

@article{Merrifield2012MultidecadalSL,
  title={Multidecadal sea level anomalies and trends in the western tropical Pacific},
  author={Mark A. Merrifield and Philip R. Thompson and Mark Alan Lander},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={39}
}
Tide gauge data are used to relate low frequency sea level changes over the past 60 years in the western tropical Pacific, including a significant positive trend over the past two decades, to Pacific climate indices. Five‐year averages of western tropical Pacific sea level are well explained by global sea‐level rise and a combination of slowly varying trade wind fluctuations captured by dominant climate indices for the tropical Pacific. Implications for multidecadal sea level variations in the… 
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