Data-driven reconstruction reveals large-scale ocean circulation control on coastal sea level


Nature Climate Change, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01046-1

Coastal sea levels are impacted by local vertical land motion plus local and remote changes to ocean circulation, density and mass changes. Tide-gauge records are used to reconstruct the coastal sea-level budget over nine regions, showing its variability has been dominated by ocean circulation since 1960.