Postglacial sea-level change on a rotating Earth: first results from a gravitationally self-consistent sea-level equation

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TitlePostglacial sea-level change on a rotating Earth: first results from a gravitationally self-consistent sea-level equation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsMilne, G. A., and J. Mitrovica
JournalGeophysical Journal International
Volume126
Pagination13-F20
Date Published09/1996
Keywordsice, sea_level, tide_gauge
AbstractWe 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.
URLhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1996GeoJI.126F..13M
DOI10.1111/j.1365-246X.1996.tb04691.x