Figure 5 : Years when unprecedented linear rates of sea level rise are first identified.

From: Timescales for detecting a significant acceleration in sea level rise

Figure 5

Linear rates have been estimated for 10- (ad), 20- (eh), 30- (il), 40- (mp) and 50-year (qt) consecutive overlapping periods and for projections of 0.5 (P1), 1 (P2), 1.5 (P3) and 2 m (P4) of sea level rise by 2100. For each record and projection, box plots indicate the range of years identified for the 10,000 synthetic time series. On each box, the central mark is the median, the edges of the box are the 25th and 75th percentiles, the whiskers extend to the most extreme data points not considered outliers and outliers are plotted individually as circles. Values along the x axes indicate the decade within the 21st century (1 is 2010, 2 is 2020, and so on).