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Time-series of non-seasonal ocean mass component of global mean sea level (GMSL) derived from GRACE, along with GMSL estimated from altimetry and thermosteric sea level estimated from Argo floats.  The altimetry data are from R. Steven Nerem at the University of Colorado, and can be downloaded from here. The thermosteric time-series is from NOAA NODC and can be downloaded here. Unfiltered time-series of ocean mass variations in mm of sea level can be downloaded here.


Standard deviation of residuals of GRACE minus model ocean bottom pressure for Release-04 (left) and the new Release-05 (right) data. Both maps are based on destriped GRACE gravity coefficients with an additional 300 km Gaussian smoothing. From Chambers and Bonin (2012).


Maps of monthly ocean bottom pressure in cm of equivalent water layer based on updated Release-05 products, available from here.

 Recent Publications
Mapping error in Southern Ocean transport computed from satellite altimetry and Argo

Sea Level Rise in Florida: Science, Impacts, and Options

Climate controls multi-decadal variability in U.S. extreme sea level records

Is There a 60-Year Oscillation in Global Mean Sea Level? 

Using Ocean Bottom Pressure from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) to Estimate Transport Variability in the Southern Indian Ocean.

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