On the forcing of sea level in the Black Sea

  title={On the forcing of sea level in the Black Sea},
  author={Michael Tsimplis and Simon A. Josey and Michel Rixen and Emil Vassilev Stanev},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
Forcing mechanisms for sea level variability in the Black Sea are investigated in the context of an observed increase in the sea level of this basin by 2.5 mm/yr over the last 60 years. Temperature and salinity variations computed from the Mediterranean Data Archeology and Rescue (MEDAR) data set exhibit significant interdecadal variability. However, the corresponding steric height variation does not show a long-term increase and thus cannot account for the observed change in sea level. The… 

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