Sea level rise: Models and observations are starting to agree

January 14, 2015 6:17 PM

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Climate change models have typically underestimated the amount of sea level rise observed over the past century.

The difference could point to a problem with the models, which attempt to account for effects such as the loss of glaciers and ice caps and the fact that a warming ocean takes up more space. Or it could simply be an artifact of sea level records from tide gauges (pictured), which are particularly sp...

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