Sep 12, 2014

Sea level and global ice volumes from the Last Glacial Maximum to the Holocene

Kurt Lambeck, Hélène Rouby, Anthony Purcell, Yiying Sun, Malcolm Sambridge
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Quantifies the rise and fall in global ocean and ice volumes for the past 35,000 years, from ∼1,000 observations of sea level, allowing for isostatic and tectonic contributions
  • Finds that during the ∼6,000 years up to the start of the recent rise ∼100−150 years ago, there is no evidence for global oscillations in sea level on time scales exceeding ∼200 year duration or 6 to 8 inches (15−20 cm) amplitude