Global sea-level budget and ocean-mass budget, with a focus on advanced data products and uncertainty characterisation
7 February 2022
Global mean sea-level change observed from 1993 to 2016 (mean rate of 3.05 mm yr−1) matches the combined effect of changes in water density (thermal expansion) and ocean mass. Ocean-mass change has been assessed through the contributions from glaciers, ice sheets, and land water storage or directly from satellite data since 2003. The authors' budget assessments of linear trends and monthly anomalies utilise new datasets and uncertainty characterisations developed within ESA's Climate Change Initiative.
The press release by TU Dresden can be found at: https://tu-dresden.de/tu-dresden/newsportal/news/die-rechnung-geht-auf-meeresspiegelanstieg-und-seine-ursachen-neu-beziffert?set_language=en
Contact: Martin Horwath (firstname.lastname@example.org)