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Rates of Sea Level Changes—A Clarifying Note

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The values of present to future rates in sea level changes vary in an almost chaotic way. In view of the urgent need to handle this question in a constructive way, we must anchor the issue in observational facts, physical laws and long-term scientific experience. Doing so, we can put a solid ultimate frame of any possible rise in sea level in the next centuries: viz. 10.0 mm/yr or 1.0 m per century. If this is the ultimate possible rate, the expected rate in the 21st century must be far less. The author’s proposition is +5 cm ± 15 cm by year 2100.

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Mörner, N. (2016) Rates of Sea Level Changes—A Clarifying Note. International Journal of Geosciences, 7, 1318-1322. doi: 10.4236/ijg.2016.711096.


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