Vermeer’s and Rahmstorf’s “Global sea level linked to global temperature” (PNAS, 2009) relied on Church’s and White’s “A 20th century acceleration in global sea-level rise” (GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 33,) for their sea level data. Church and White built their sea level time series from the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) tide gauge data.
The following video shows all the PSMSL tide gauge data so you can search for a sea level rise acceleration. Or you can dance or sing along!
There is no attempt to analyse the data here, but I have started that process and will report on it later. The first two minutes may be a little boring, but please read along. It livens up later. For now, sit back and enjoy.
Update, 3/11/12: My original videos have been banned by Youtube for violating music licenses. They contained music by REM (The End of the World As We Know It), Johnny Cash (How High’s the Water, Mama) and James Taylor (the traditional “The Water is Wide”).
I have replaced the music with Creative Commons licensed music.