Mar 29, 2014

Quantifying anthropogenic and natural contributions to thermosteric sea level rise

by
Marta Marcos, Angel Amores
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Geophysical Research Letters
  • Analyzes changes in thermosteric sea level at decadal and longer time scales due to anthropogenic forcing and natural variability of the climate system
  • Extracts the common signal of climate models from Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 using a signal‐to‐noise maximizing empirical orthogonal function technique for the period 1950–2005
  • Computes the fraction of the observed thermosteric sea level rise of anthropogenic origin and conclude that 87% of the observed trend in the upper 700 m since 1970 is induced by human activity