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Figure 25: Comparison of Projected and Observed Sea-Level Rise

Figure 25

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Observed sea-level change since 1990 has been near the top of the range projected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Third Assessment Report, published in 1990 (gray-shaded area). The red line shows data derived from tide gauges from 1970 to 2003. The blue line shows satellite observations of sea-level change. Source: National Research Council, 2011a

Source: National Research Council. 2011. Climate Stabilization Targets: Emissions, Concentrations, and Impacts over Decades to Millennia. p. 145. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Tide gauge data in red (Church and White, 2006) and satellite data in blue (Cazenave et al, 2008)

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