Journal of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
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Journal of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Vol.1, No.2, Nov. 2016, Pub. Date: Nov. 2, 2016
A Critique of Satellite Global Mean Sea Levels
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Authors
[01] A. Parker, School of Engineering and Physical Science, James Cook University, Townsville QLD, Australia.
[02] C. D. Ollier, School of Earth and Geographical Sciences, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia.
Abstract
The global mean sea levels (GMSL) from the satellite altimetry missions have been provided since 1993. It is shown here that these results are more a computation than a true measurement, suffering of arbitrary adjustments and corrections, and failing validation against more accurate and reliable products. Sea levels provided by a network of tide gauges provide a superior result.
Keywords
Sea Level Rise, Sea Level Oscillations, Sea Level Acceleration, Cherry Picking, Satellite Altimeter, Global Positioning System
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