Local sea level rose 4 inches in the Northeast US and Newfoundland, global warming not to blame

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From the University of Arizona:

Sea level spiked for 2 years along northeastern North America

fast-sea-level-rise By using historical data from the 40 tide gauges shown on this map, University of Arizona geoscientist Paul Goddard and his colleagues figured out that sea level rose four inches (100 mm) from New York to Newfoundland (red dots) in 2009 and 2010. Gauges from New York south to Cape Hatteras (pink dots) showed a smaller spike in sea level for the same time period. No sea level spike was recorded on the gauges (white dots) south of Cape Hatteras. Credit: Paul Goddard/ University of Arizona department of geosciences

Sea levels from New York to Newfoundland jumped up about four inches in 2009 and 2010 because ocean circulation changed, a University of Arizona-led team reports in an upcoming issue of Nature Communications.

The team was the first to document that the extreme increase in…

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