Revisiting the Earth's sea‐level and energy budgets from 1961 to 2008

  title={Revisiting the Earth's sea‐level and energy budgets from 1961 to 2008},
  author={Neil White and L. F. Konikow and Catia M. Domingues and J. Graham Cogley and E. Rignot and Jonathan M. Gregory and Michiel van den Broeke and Andrew J. Monaghan and Isabella Velicogna},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
We review the sea‐level and energy budgets together from 1961, using recent and updated estimates of all terms. From 1972 to 2008, the observed sea‐level rise (1.8 ± 0.2 mm yr−1 from tide gauges alone and 2.1 ± 0.2 mm yr−1 from a combination of tide gauges and altimeter observations) agrees well with the sum of contributions (1.8 ± 0.4 mm yr−1) in magnitude and with both having similar increases in the rate of rise during the period. The largest contributions come from ocean thermal expansion… 

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