Change in sea level 1970–2008, relative to the sea level in 1990

Figure Created 02 Dec 2010 Published 02 Dec 2010 Last modified 29 Nov 2012, 11:34 AM
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The solid lines are based on observations smoothed to remove the effects of inter-annual variability (light lines connect data points). Data in most recent years are obtained from satellite-based sensors. The envelope of IPCC (2001) projections is shown for comparison; this includes the broken lines as individual projections and the shading as the uncertainty around the projections.

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