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Mechanisms of Relative Sea-level Change and the Geophysical Responses to Ice-water Loading

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The purpose of this chapter is firstly to provide a discussion of the variety of mechanisms which may cause changes in sea level, particularly those associated with the melting of continental ice sheets. Secondly, detailed consideration will also be given to some examples of what has been learnt about the earth and the operation of its climate system through the analysis of observations of such changes.

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  • Solid Earth
  • Tide Gauge
  • Glacial Isostatic Adjustment
  • Tide Gauge Record
  • Lithospheric Thickness

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Peltier, W.R. (1987). Mechanisms of Relative Sea-level Change and the Geophysical Responses to Ice-water Loading. In: Devoy, R.J.N. (eds) Sea Surface Studies. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-1146-9_3

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