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Published by Office for Official Publications of the European Communities in Luxembourg .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by David Smith...[et al.].
ContributionsSmith, David E., Commission of the European Communities. Directorate-General for Research., Climate change and sea level research in Europe (1997 : Mataro, Spain).
The Physical Object
Paginationxi,247 p. :
Number of Pages247
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20973257M
ISBN 109282890236

Sea-level changes on G-IG cycles driven primarily by glacio-eustasy (tectonic eustasy does not operate over such short timescales). - Medium-term RSL changes: dominated by glacio-eustasy (or meltwater input to the oceans)1 mm sea level change = c km3 of continent-based ice. Sea level does not rise (or fall) uniformly over the oceans. This is illustrated by the map (below) showing sea-level trends from to There is a clear pattern of sea-level change that is also reflected in patterns of ocean heat storage.


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