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Penn researchers link fastest sea-level rise in 2 millennia to increasing temperatures
PHILADELPHIA — An international research team including University of Pennsylvania scientists has shown that the rate of sea-level rise along the U.S. Atlantic coast is greater now than at any time in the past 2,000 years and that there is a consistent link between changes in global mean surface temperature and sea level.
The research was conducted by members of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science in Penn’s School of Arts and Science: Benjamin Horton, associate professor and director of the Sea Level Research Laboratory, and postdoctoral fellow Andr ew Kemp, now at Yale University’s Climate and Energy Institute.
Their work will be published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on June 20.
I’ll start with Maine and work my way down the coast. PSMSL has three long-term tide gauges in Maine. All of them show that sea level rise rates dropped around 1980. Also note that all the graphs end at the peak of El Nino in 2010. Sea level has plummeted since then.
There aren’t any tide gauges in New Hampshire. Boston shows that sea level rose much faster prior to 1950 than it has since.
Martha’s Vineyard rose faster prior to 1970.
Newport, Rhode Island rose faster prior to 1950
Providence, Rhode Island has not accelerated.
New London, CT shows no increase in rise rates.
Bridgeport, CT rose faster prior to 1970
New York rise rates haven’t changed for 150 years. They are mainly due to land sinking from groundwater pumping.