Jevrejeva et al, 2006, Global Mean Sea Level Reconstruction

This page provides a short description and file with data of global sea level reconstruction for the period 1807-2002 by Jevrejeva, S., Grinsted, A., Moore, J. and S. Holgate. All questions about the data themselves should be addressed to Dr. Svetlana Jevrejeva .

Authors have used 1023 tide gauge records of relative sea level (RSL) monthly mean time series from the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) database [Woodworth and Player, 2003]. Detailed descriptions of the RSL time series are available from the data page at the PSMSL. The maximum number of stations in any year is 585, with only 70 stations in 1900, and 5 in 1850. Due to the time lag between data collection and supply to the PSMSL recent decades have also seen reductions in station numbers with only 390 stations in 2000.

No inverted barometer correction was applied. RSL data sets were corrected for local datum changes and glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) of the solid Earth [Peltier, 2001].

More information about data and methods for the calculations of global sea level and errors can be found in:

Jevrejeva, S., Grinsted, A., Moore, J. and S. Holgate (2006) , "Nonlinear trends and multiyear cycles in sea level records", J. Geophys. Res., 111, C09012, 2006, doi:10.1029/2005JC003229.

The data file can be downloaded by Clicking here.

Description of the file:

The file has five columns:

  • time (year, month)
  • rate of sea level rise (mm)
  • error of the rate (mm)
  • global sea level (mm)
  • error of global sea level (mm)