Observed and projected change in sea level 1970–2008, relative to the sea level in 1990

Figure Created 12 Jan 2011 Published 12 Jan 2011 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
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The solid lines are based on observations smoothed to remove the effects of interannual variability (light lines connect data points). Data in most recent years are obtained via 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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The figure is covering EU and the rest of the world. 1970 – 2100 (projections)

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