Sea Level Budget Closure

This project aims to reduce current uncertainties of sea level change and its individual components, resulting in better closure of the sea level budget.

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Sea level is one of the most prominent indicators of climate change, integrating changes of several components of the climate system in response to anthropogenic forcing, as well as natural forcing factors related to natural sources and internal climate variability.

Present-day global mean sea level rise primarily reflects ocean warming (through thermal expansion of sea waters) and land ice melt. Changes in land water storage constitute an additional contribution.

By reducing current uncertainties of sea level change, this will improve our understanding of processes involved in causing global mean sea level rise and its regional variability, and further help to improve models used for projections of future climate changes.

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