CLIMATE CHANGE: How Fast Are Sea Levels Rising?

Edited: 2011-02-23
TitleCLIMATE CHANGE: How Fast Are Sea Levels Rising?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsChurch, J.
JournalScience
Volume294
Issue5543
Pagination802 - 803
ISSN10959203
Keywordssea_level
Abstract

Sea levels are rising as a result of global warming, but assessing the rate of the rise is proving difficult. In his Perspective, Church highlights the report by Cabanes et al., who have reassessed observational data and find that it is closer to model estimates than previously found. However, observational data are still limited and models disagree in their regional projections. With present data and models, regional sea-level changes cannot be predicted with confidence.

DOI10.1126/science.1065714