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Mean Sea Level Trend
1770000 Pago Pago, American Samoa

The mean sea level trend is 2.21 millimeters/year with a 95% confidence
interval of +/- 0.81 mm/yr based on monthly mean sea level data from
1948 to 2009 which is equivalent to a change of 0.72 feet in 100 years.

[Metadata: Trend is based only on data before September 2009 earthquake]

The plot shows the monthly mean sea level without the regular seasonal fluctuations due to coastal ocean temperatures, salinities, winds, atmospheric pressures, and ocean currents. The long-term linear trend is also shown, including its 95% confidence interval. The plotted values are relative to the most recent Mean Sea Level datum established by CO-OPS. The calculated trends for all stations are available as a table in millimeters/year and in feet/century (0.3 meters = 1 foot).

If present, solid vertical lines indicate times of any major earthquakes in the vicinity of the station and dashed vertical lines bracket any periods of questionable data or datum shift.

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Revised: 10/15/2013
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