Last updated October 10, 2018

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

  • 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