The rigorous adjustment of the global mean sea level budget during 2005–2015

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March 16, 2020 - 1:31pm
Type: Journal Article
Year of publication: In Press
Authors: H.Bâki Iz, T.Y. Yang, C.K. Shum
Journal title: Geodesy and Geodynamics
ISSN: 16749847

Global mean sea level budget is rigorously adjusted during the period 2005–2015. The emphasis is to provide the best estimates for the linear rates of changes (trends) of the global mean sea level budget components during this period subject to the constraint: Earth's hydrosphere conserves water. The newly simultaneously adjusted trends of the budget components suggest a larger correction for the global mean sea level trend implicated by the other budget components' trends under the budget constraint. The simultaneous estimation of the linear trends of the budget components subject to the constraint for closure improves their uncertainties and enables a holistic assessment of the global mean sea budget, which has implications for future sea level science studies, including the future Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports, and the US Climate Assessment Reports.

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