Figure 5 : Return periods of the yearly SLR rates in the control runs and 1% per year CO2 increase experiments with the ten GFDL models.

From: An extreme event of sea-level rise along the Northeast coast of North America in 2009–2010

Figure 5

The values show the composite SLR rates along the NE Coast of North America and are calculated based on both the DSL changes and the global ocean thermal expansion. Both the control (blue colour) and CO2 runs (red colour) are 100-year long. Dots show the model simulation results. Solid lines indicate the exceedance probability of the Gaussian distribution and the corresponding return period. Dotted lines represent the 5%–95% confidence interval of the Gaussian distribution fit. The red line above the blue line indicates an increase in the return level or a decrease in the return period.