Sea level change is not uniform across the oceans and high-resolution sea level trend (SLT) models reveal that the rate of sea level change differs between different waters. In this study, we developed a new method for obtaining a high-resolution, 1′×1′-grid SLT model, using the time-varying mean sea surface (MSS) of several MSSs calculated from averaged multi-satellite-derived sea surface heights (TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1/2/3, ERS-1/2, Envisat, GFO, Cryosat-2, SARAL/AltiKa, Sentinel-3A, HY-2A) over different periods. We applied this model to estimate the mean sea level change in the China seas and their adjacent ocean (0°–41°N, 100°–140°E). This new model revealed the patterning of sea level change within the study region in detail, and detected a sea level change dipole south of Japan. A zonal SLT pattern was identified in three regions: the region of the North Pacific Subtropical Counter Current (an eastward current located in the band of 19.5°–22.5°N, populated with eddies), and the areas east of Taiwan and east of Luzon Island. Moreover, the rate of sea level rise in the offshore zone was found to be ~ 0.67 mm/yr (20%) higher than that in the open ocean. This finding has important implications for coastal protection.
|頁（從 - 到）||1-8|
|期刊||International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation|
|出版狀態||Published - 10月 2021|