Multidecadal sea level anomalies and trends in the western tropical Pacific
Article first published online: 4 JUL 2012
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Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 39, Issue 13, July 2012
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2012), Multidecadal sea level anomalies and trends in the western tropical Pacific, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L13602, doi:10.1029/2012GL052032., , and (
- Issue published online: 4 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 4 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 5 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 17 APR 2012
- NOAA, Office of Climate Observations. Grant Number: NA09OAR4320075
- sea level
 Tide gauge data are used to relate low frequency sea level changes over the past 60 years in the western tropical Pacific, including a significant positive trend over the past two decades, to Pacific climate indices. Five-year averages of western tropical Pacific sea level are well explained by global sea-level rise and a combination of slowly varying trade wind fluctuations captured by dominant climate indices for the tropical Pacific. Implications for multidecadal sea level variations in the region are considered using reconstructions based on the climate indices.