Sea Level and Climate of the Past Century

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Science  29 Nov 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3596, pp. 1166-1167
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3596.1166


During the past century global temperatures increased until about 1940, after which there was a decrease. Precipitation trends show a decrease from 1900 to 1940, and a definite global increase thereafter. Sea level trends for the eastern coast of the United States are parallel to, and presumably related to, the climatological changes.