MEDITERRANEAN SEA LEVEL CHANGES FROM TIDAL RECORDS

Victor Goldsmith, Michael Gilboa

Abstract


Of the more than 90 tide gage records in the Mediterranean, 10 representative gages were analyzed for indications of sea level rise (SLR). No definitive trend of regional sea level rise has been discerned for this area. The lack of SLR may be partially attributed to local effects on sea level such as seasonal water temperature and wind differences, and to local tectonics. The extent of these seasonal changes is in the order of tens of cms/year, and varies greatly from year to year, probably masking the trends of long-term SLR of mm/yr.

Keywords


tidal records; sea level; sea level change; Mediterranean

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