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Figure 48.—Estimated sources of global rise in sea level from 1993 through 2003, estimated from ocean thermal expansion (steric rise) and as meltwater from non-ice-sheet glaciers and from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets (2.83±0.7 mm a-1). Satellite data and tide-gauge observations indicate a higher mean rise (3.1±0.7 mm a-1) during the same period. Modified from Bentley and others (2007, p. 157, fig. 6C.4).

Figure 48. Estimated sources of global rise in sea level from 1993 through 2003, estimated from ocean thermal expansion (steric rise) and as meltwater from non-ice-sheet glaciers and from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets (2.83±0.7 mm a-1). Satellite data and tide-gauge observations indicate a higher mean rise (3.1±0.7 mm a-1) during the same period. Modified from Bentley and others (2007, p. 157, fig. 6C.4).



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