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Volume 10, issue 3 | Copyright
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1551-1590, 2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Review article 28 Aug 2018

Review article | 28 Aug 2018

Global sea-level budget 1993–present

WCRP Global Sea Level Budget Group
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Short summary
Global mean sea level is an integral of changes occurring in the climate system in response to unforced climate variability as well as natural and anthropogenic forcing factors. Studying the sea level budget, i.e., comparing observed global mean sea level to the sum of components (ocean thermal expansion, glaciers and ice sheet mass loss as well as changes in land water storage) improves our understanding of processes at work and provides constraints on missing contributions (e.g., deep ocean).
Global mean sea level is an integral of changes occurring in the climate system in response to...