%0 Journal Article
%J Geophysical Journal International
%D 1996
%T Postglacial sea-level change on a rotating Earth: first results from a gravitationally self-consistent sea-level equation
%A Milne, G. A.
%A Mitrovica, J.
%K ice
%K sea_level
%K tide_gauge
%P 13-F20
%R 10.1111/j.1365-246X.1996.tb04691.x
%U http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1996GeoJI.126F..13M
%V 126
%X We present and solve a gravitationally self-consistent sea-level equation which governs postglacial sea-level variations on a spherically symmetric, self-gravitating, viscoelastic and rotating Earth. We find that the inclusion of a glacio-isostatically induced rotational excitation can significantly affect previous predictions of both present-day sea-level rates and postglacial sea-level histories which were based on a theory that assumed a non-rotating Earth model. To illustrate, we consider present-day sea-level rates (and tide-gauge corrections) along the US east coast, and relative sea-level curves in the far field of the late Pleistocene ice sheets.
%8 09/1996