Global mean sea level change from historic average 1990-2015

Several authors have studied the increasing sea level worldwide over the last century. These experts agreed on the accelerating rate of sea level rise in recent decades, which is widely associated to one of the effects of climate change. The study from Dangendorf et al. found a sea level rise in 2015 of around 49.52 millimeters higher than the historic average between 1992 and 2006. Satellite altimeters showed a measurement of 55.29 millimeters.

Mean sea level change from historic average worldwide from 1900 to 2015, by database (in millimeters)*

Dangendorf et al 2019Hay et al 2015**Jevrejeva et al 2014**Church and White 2011Ray and Douglas 2011
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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

1900 to 2015

Supplementary notes

* As a change from the average level between 1992 and 2006.
** Figures of Hay et al, and Jevrejeva et al for 2010 correspond to 2009.

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