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The following maps provide estimates of sea level rise based on measurements from satellite radar altimeters. The local trends were estiamted using data from TOPEX/Poseidon (T/P), Jason-1, Jason-2, and Jason-3, which have monitored the same ground track since 1992.

An inverted barometer has been applied. The estimates of sea level rise do not include glacial isostatic adjustment effects on the geoid, which are modeled to be +0.2 to +0.5 mm/year when globally averaged.

Map of sea level rise from TOPEX and Jason-1,-2,-3
Download local sea level trends as a COADS-compliant NetCDF file (451 kB).
Download local sea level trends as an ASCII file (6 mB).
Color table: sst
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Map of sea level rise from TOPEX and Jason-1,-2,-3
Color table: blue2red
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Map of sea level rise from TOPEX and Jason-1,-2,-3
Color table: spectrum
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Map of sea level rise from TOPEX and Jason-1,-2,-3
Color table: wysiwyg
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Map of sea level rise from TOPEX and Jason-1,-2,-3
Color table: blue2orange
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Map of sea level rise from TOPEX and Jason-1,-2,-3
Color table: no_green
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Map of sea level rise from TOPEX and Jason-1,-2,-3