The results of this academic study stated that the sea level rise rate in Tuvalu as at September 2008 was 5.9 mm year−1, based upon the 15½ years of sea level data. This was about four times higher than the global average of 1-2 mm year−1.
Sea level in Tuvalu area had risen approximately 9.14 cm since the inception of the project 15½ years ago. However, it was to be noted that the land is quite stable and the rate of land sinking is -0.06 mM year−1 only.
|Publisher||Department of Environment, Tuvalu|
|Modified||06 July 2021|
|Release Date||06 July 2021|
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location||Tuvalu|
|Author||Than Aung, Awnesh Singh and Uma Pras|
|Contact Name||Physics Division, University of the South Pacific|
|Contact Email||[email protected]|