Daily Archives: January 14, 2016

Higher and Higher

It’s been a while since the University of Colorado updated their satellite-based sea level data. But there’s a more recent update from AVISO.

What can one expect to have happened most recently? There’s been a lot of rainfall, which can move water from ocean to land and lower sea level. But there’s also an ongoing el NiƱo which tends to be associated with enhanced sea level. There’s also the fact that in the last few years, melt from the Greenland ice sheet has taken off like a bat out of hell. Of course, those fluctuations will be on top of the continuing sea level rise due to global warming. Here’s the data:

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