Historical sea level reconstruction - monthly time series, 1950-2009 - 1 degree resolution

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Historical sea level reconstruction - monthly time series, 1950-2009 - 1 degree resolution

Historical sea level reconstruction by merging tide gauge measurements with altimeter measurements, presented in monthly time steps between January 1950 and December 2009. Attributes recorded: - Latitude & Longitude (1 degree resolution); - Year, month; - Number of gauges at each time step; - Global Mean Sea Level error (mm); - Sea Surfac... more

Climate Change Processes Oceanography not elsewhere classified

01 Jan 1950

31 Dec 2009

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PACCSAP Historical sea level reconstruction sea surface height


Church, J. A., and N. J. White, 2011, Sea-level rise from the late 19th to the early 21st Century, Surv. Geophys., 32, 585-602, doi: 10.1007/s10712-011-9119-1.


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Near-global satellite altimetry data since 1993 were used to derive global sea level Empirical Orthogonal Functions (EOFs), whose amplitudes were determined with historical tide gauge records. Then the global distribution of sea level is reconstructed as the sum of EOFs.

This data collection is a product is funded and supported by the Australian Government through the Pacific Australian Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning Programme (PACCSAP). PACCSAP was funded by Department of Foreign Affair & Trade, managed by the Department of the Environment and the science was delivered by the partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.

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Church, John; White, Neil (2015): Historical sea level reconstruction - monthly time series, 1950-2009 - 1 degree resolution. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection.

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65°0′0″ S

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About this Project

CLSD 4.1 PACCSAP-SLR Projections

The project analysed sea level observations and global climate model results (CMIP5) for both the 20th century and for projections for the 21st century.

Xuebin Zhang

Sea-level rise

Sea levels rising in the Pacific will have significant impacts on coastal industries and ecosystems. Using global climate models, Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) scientists are developing sea-level rise projections over the next century. Sea-level rise projections in the Pacific require careful consideration o... more


John Church

Neil White

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