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Timescales for detecting a significant acceleration in sea level rise

Haigh, Ivan D.; Wahl, Thomas; Rohling, Eelco; Price, Rene M.; Pattiaratchi, Charitha; Calafat, Francisco; Dangendorf, Sonke

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There is observational evidence that global sea level is rising and there is concern that the rate of rise will increase, significantly threatening coastal communities. However, considerable debate remains as to whether the rate of sea level rise is currently increasing and, if so, by how much. Here we provide new insights into sea level accelerations by applying the main methods that have been used previously to search for accelerations in historical data, to identify the timings (with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64799
Source: Nature Communications
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4635

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