PC002:
Causes of Contemporary Sea Level Variability and Change from Global to Coastal Scales


Session ID#: 27675

Session Description:
Quantitative understanding of the causes of sea level variability and change is important for the development of improved sea level projections and forecasts and assessment of related coastal impacts. This session seeks modeling and data analyses that address causes of sea level variability and change on timescales of months to centuries, at the local, regional and global levels. Of particular interest are studies that advance understanding of the connections between the large-scale ocean circulation and coastal sea level, including how climate modes of variability project onto the coastal zone. Other topics of interest include the mass and steric contributions to sea level budgets and their underlying forcing mechanisms and dynamics involving air-sea-ice interactions, and the attribution of regional sea level change to natural and anthropogenic causes.
Primary Chair:  Rui M Ponte, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States
Co-chairs:  Benoit Meyssignac, Observatory Midi-Pyrenees, Toulouse, France, Catia M Domingues, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, Australia and Detlef Stammer, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Index Terms:

1641 Sea level change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4215 Climate and interannual variability [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4217 Coastal processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4556 Sea level: variations and mean [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • AI - Air-Sea Interactions
  • CD - Coastal Dynamics
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
  • RS - Regional Studies

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Tal Ezer, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, United States
Vincent Combes, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States and Ricardo P Matano, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, United States
Eric Y Larour1, Erik Roman Ivins2, Surendra Adhikari3, Lambert Caron1, Nicole Schlegel4, Helene L Seroussi1 and Mathieu Morlighem5, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Caltech/JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)University of California - Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States
Samantha Royston, University of Tasmania, United States, Christopher S Watson, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, Australia, Matt A King, University of Tasmania, Surveying and Spatial Sciences, School of Land and Food, Hobart, TAS, Australia, Marcello Passaro, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany, Benoit Legresy, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Hobart, Australia; Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Hobart, Australia and John A Church, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Shang-Min Long1, Shang-Ping Xie2,3, Yan DU4 and Arthur J Miller3, (1)SCSIO South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China, (2)Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China, (3)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (4)SCSIO South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Acaademy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China
Christopher G Piecuch, Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lexington, Lexington, MA, United States, Philip R Thompson, JIMAR, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States, Rui M Ponte, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States and Mark A Merrifield, Sch Ocean & Earth Sci & Tech, Honolulu, HI, United States
Anthony Wise1,2, Christopher W Hughes2 and Jeff Polton2, (1)University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom, (2)National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Xianyao Chen1, Xuebin Zhang2, John Church3, Christopher Watson4,5, Matt A King6, Didier Monselesan7, Benoit Legresy7 and Christopher Harig8, (1)Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China, (2)CSIRO, Oceans & Atmosphere, Hobart, Australia, (3)Climate Change Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia, (4)University of Tasmania, Surveying and Spatial Sciences, School of Land and Food, Hobart, Australia, (5)University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, (6)University of Tasmania, Surveying and Spatial Sciences, School of Land and Food, Hobart, TAS, Australia, (7)CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Australia, (8)Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, AZ, United States
Sang-chul Cha, Jeju National University, Jeju City, South Korea and Jae-Hong Moon, Jeju National University, Korea, Republic of (South)
Mio Terada and Shoshiro Minobe, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Goro Yamanaka1, Kei Sakamoto2, Nariaki Hirose3, Norihisa Usui1, Hideyuki Nakano1 and Hiroyuki Tsujino1, (1)Meteorological Research Institute, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, (2)Meteorological Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, (3)Meteorological Research Institute, Ibaraki, Japan
Nan Chen, University of Delaware, DE, United States
Shoshiro Minobe, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, Mio Terada, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, Bo Qiu, Univ Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States and Niklas Schneider, Univ Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States
Ricardo M. Domingues1, Gustavo Jorge Goni1, Molly O'Neil Baringer2 and Denis Volkov1, (1)Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Miami, FL, United States, (2)Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Physical Oceanography Division, Miami, FL, United States
John T Reager II, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Byeong-Jun Lim, Kongju National University, Gongju, Korea, Republic of (South) and You-Soon Chang, Kongju National University, Gongju, South Korea
Chaewook Lim1, Sang-Hoon Park2, Do-Youn Kim2, Seung-Buhm Woo3 and Dong-Hoon Kim3, (1)Inha University, Incheon, Korea, Republic of (South), (2)ARA Consulting & Technology, Incheon, South Korea, (3)Inha Univ, Incheon, South Korea
MyeongHee Max Han, SungHyun Nam and Yang-Ki Cho, Seoul National University, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul, South Korea
Ulpu Leijala, Jan-Victor Bjorkqvist, Milla M. Johansson, Havu Pellikka, Lauri Laakso and Kimmo K. Kahma, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Matthew D Palmer1, Glen Harris2, Jonathan M Gregory1, Jason A. Lowe1 and Jonathan Tinker1, (1)Met Office Hadley Centre, Exeter, United Kingdom, (2)Met Office Hadley Centre, United Kingdom
Jonathan Tinker1, Matthew D Palmer1, Tom Howard2 and Jason A. Lowe1, (1)Met Office Hadley Centre, Exeter, United Kingdom, (2)Met Office, United Kingdom
Alessandra Burgos1, Benjamin Hamlington1, Philip R Thompson2, Felix W Landerer3 and Surendra Adhikari4, (1)Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, United States, (2)JIMAR, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States, (3)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Angelique Melet, United States, Benoit Meyssignac, LEGOS, Toulouse, France, Rafael Almar, LEGOS, CNES, Toulouse, France and Goneri Le Cozannet, BRGM, Orleans, France
Shenfu Dong1, Molly O'Neil Baringer2 and Gustavo Jorge Goni1, (1)Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Miami, FL, United States, (2)Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Physical Oceanography Division, Miami, FL, United States
Lauren Ann Sommers and Benjamin Hamlington, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, United States
Praveen Kumar, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, Norfolk, VA, United States, Benjamin Hamlington, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, United States, Philip R Thompson, JIMAR, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States and Weiqing Han, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Ichiro Fukumori, Ou Wang and Ian G Fenty, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Elke Meyer, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany
Frederic Vivier, CNRS, LOCEAN-IPSL, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, Wilbert Weijer, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States and Young-Hyang Park, MNHN, Paris, France
Lambert Caron1, Erik Roman Ivins2, Surendra Adhikari3 and Eric Y Larour1, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Caltech/JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Se-Hyeon Cheon, Old Dominion University, Ocean, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Norfolk, VA, United States and Benjamin Hamlington, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, United States
Philip R Thompson, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, Mark Merrifield, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Oceanography, Honolulu, HI, United States, Matthew J Widlansky, University of Hawaii at Manoa, JIMAR, Honolulu, HI, United States, Janet M Becker, Univ of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States and John J Marra, NOAA Honolulu, Honolulu, HI, United States
Stefan A Talke1, Andrew Kemp2 and David A Jay1, (1)Portland State University, Portland, OR, United States, (2)Tufts University, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Medford, MA, United States
Matthew J Widlansky, University of Hawaii at Manoa, JIMAR, Honolulu, HI, United States, Mark Merrifield, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Oceanography, Honolulu, HI, United States, Philip R Thompson, JIMAR, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States, H. Annamalai, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, International Pacific Research Center, Honolulu, HI, United States and John J Marra, NOAA Honolulu, Honolulu, HI, United States
JeanFrancois Legeais, CLS Collecte Localisation Satellites, Toulouse, France