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The sea level conundrum: insights from paleo studies

Siddall, M., Clark, P., Thompson, W., Waelbroeck, C., Gregory, J. M. and Stocker, T. (2009) The sea level conundrum: insights from paleo studies. EOS transactions, 90 (9 ). pp. 72-73. ISSN 0096-3941

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1029/2009EO090007, 2009

Abstract/Summary

Empirical Constraints on Future Sea Level Rise; Bern, Switzerland, 25–29 August 2008; Eustatic sea level (ESL) rise during the 21st century is perhaps the greatest threat from climate change, but its magnitude is contested. Geological records identify examples of nonlinear ice sheet response to climate forcing, suggesting a strategy for refining estimates of 21st-century sea level change. In August 2008, Past Global Changes (PAGES), International Marine Past Global Change Study (IMAGES), and the University of Bern cosponsored a workshop to address this possibility. The workshop highlighted several ways that paleoceanography studies can place limits on future sea level rise, and these are enlarged upon here.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > NCAS
Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:4348
Uncontrolled Keywords:Eustatic sea-level (ESL); PALSEA; PAGES; Global Change: Sea level change; Climate variability; Paleoceanography: Glacial; Cryosphere: Ice sheets; Interhemispheric phasing.
Publisher:American Geophysical Union

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