How far could sea levels rise?

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The rise of sea level is actually slowing down.

  1. DianeM, a year ago

    The slow-down was only temporary, due to heavy rainfall flooding the land. "Rain - in effect, evaporated ocean - fell in such colossal quantities during the Australian floods in 2010 and 2011 that the world's sea levels actually dropped by as much as 7mm."


  2. GeorgeBanana, a year ago

    Using a comprehensive set of 456 monthly tide gauge records, a subset of 90 for which GPS data are available, and satellite altimetry, from 1993 to 2011: "For all datasets analyzed, the accelerations are quite strongly negative but the uncertainty is relatively large."


  3. GeorgeBanana, a year ago

    Global-mean sea level "rises with the rate of 3.2 ± 0.4 mm/yr during 1993–2003 and started decelerating since 2004 to a rate of 1.8 ± 0.9 mm/yr in 2012. This deceleration is mainly due to the slowdown of ocean thermal expansion in the Pacific during the last decade…"