International Baltic Earth Secretariat Publication Number 18
3rd Baltic Earth Conference: Earth System Changes and Baltic Sea Coasts, Virtual, June 2-3, 2020
(First paragraph) Over the 20th century a global mean sea level (GMSL) rise of about 1.3 to 2 mm/yr could be observed and it is projected to further accelerate throughout the 21st century (Church and White 2006, Hay et al., 2015; Dangendorf et al., 2017). However, GMSL rise is neither temporally nor spatially uniform. Because of a number of different factors (e.g. mass changes and gravitational effects due to melting ice sheets/glaciers, expanding/contracting volume due to temperature and salinity fluctuations, ocean circulation changes, atmospheric forcing), regional mean sea level (MSL) trends can vary significantly from the global average. In order to develop sustainable coastal protection strategies, local/regional sea level studies are necessary.
Original Publication Citation
Kell, J., Dangendorf, S., Gräwe, U., Steffen, H., Patzke, J., & Jensen, J. (2020). Mean sea level changes in the southwestern Baltic Sea over the last 190 years. 3rd Baltic Earth Conference: Earth System Changes and Baltic Sea Coasts, Virtual, June 2-3, 2020.
Kelln, Jessica; Dangendorf, Sönke; Gräwe, Ulf; Steffen, Holger; Patzke, Justus; and Jensen, Jürgen, "Mean Sea Level Changes in the Southwestern Baltic Sea Over the Last 190 Years" (2020). CCPO Publications. 348.