Global Sea Level Rise: Updated

It’s been a year since I posted my sea level rise animation, so it’s time for an update!

…Yup, it’s still rising.

The year-to-year difference isn’t quite as big for 2016-2017 as for 2015-2016. I suspect the jump in 2016 was caused by the monster El Niño of the previous winter.  Since we’ve had weak La Niña conditions this past winter, this could account for the smaller increase so far this year.

GMSL 2017
Global average sea level since 1880. Data composited from CSIRO (1880-2013) and satellite observations (1993-present). Anomalies are measured relative to the 1880 minimum.