Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1551–1590, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1551-2018
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1551–1590, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1551-2018

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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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).