ABSTRACT

Houston, J.R., 2021. Sea-level acceleration: Analysis of the world's high-quality tide gauges. Journal of Coastal Research, 37(2), 272–279. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.

Coastal sea-level acceleration is analyzed using all of the world's high-quality tide gauge recordings with lengths of at least 75 years that extend through 2017–19. Earlier studies have demonstrated that tide gauge recordings of at least 75 years in length are required to reduce the effects of multidecadal variations on acceleration. There are 149 tide gauge records that meet the criteria. Mean and median sea-level accelerations based on these gauges were 0.0128 ± 0.0064 mm/y2 and 0.0126 ± 0.0080 mm/y2, respectively, both at the statistically significant 95% confidence level. The mean acceleration is larger than that of earlier studies that analyzed fewer gauges or considered record lengths shorter than 75 years.

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