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Indicator

Global and European sea level

Description

  • Global mean sea level in 2016 was the highest yearly average since measurements started in the late 19th century; it was about 20 cm higher than at the beginning of the 20th century.
  • Estimates for the average rate of global sea level rise over the 20th century range from 1.2 to 1.7 mm/year, with significant decadal variation. The rate of sea level rise since 1993, when satellite measurements became available, has been significantly higher, at around 3 mm/year.

Reference information

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Source:
EEA

Keywords

CLIM012, sea-level rise

Climate impacts

Flooding, Sea Level Rise, Storms

Elements

Observations and Scenarios

Sectors

Coastal areas

Geographic characterization

Global

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