Annual mean sea level (relative to land) (1900–2013)
New Zealand's Environment Reporting Series: The Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand
Sea-level rise is a consequence of climate change. Increases in global temperature cause ocean waters to expand, and glaciers and ice sheets to melt into oceans. Sea-level rise affects estuaries, coastal wetlands, and intertidal and sub-tidal habitats and species. The increased likelihood of coastal erosion from sea-level rise presents a risk for seaside communities and their infrastructure, and for the marine environment itself, from increased suspended sediments. This dataset relates to the "Coastal sea-level rise" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.
University of Otago
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1900–2013; Auckland, New Plymouth, Wellington, Lyttelton, Dunedin