Sea Level as Affected by River Runoff, Eastern United States

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Science  30 Jul 1971:
Vol. 173, Issue 3995, pp. 425-428
DOI: 10.1126/science.173.3995.425


Variations in annual river inflow account for 7 to 21 percent of the total variation in average annual sea level along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts of the United States. This compares with 29 to 68 percent of the total variation that can be attributed to the secular rise of sea level, and with 10 to 50 percent of the variation that cannot be attributed to either the river inflow or the secular rise.