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AAE data shows Macquarie Island sea level rise today

Data collected during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition is being used to help determine sea and land level change at Macquarie Island.

A study has found that not only is sea level rising, Macquarie Island is subsiding, most probably still in response to an earthquake in 1924. This has exacerbated the local influence of sea level rise.

A team from the University of Tasmania has been comparing the 1911-1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition sea level observations with modern records.

For further information, visit the University of Tasmania website.

This page was last modified on July 3, 2014.