Norddeutsches Küsten- und Klimabüro
 
Kiel-Holtenau

How fast is sea level currently rising?

To answer this question for Kiel-Holtenau, we compare the sea level trend of the last 50 years with all previous 50-year periods. Since the beginning of data availability (1955), there are 18 overlapping 50-year periods.
50 years
  • So far, the largest 50-year trend was in the period of 1963-2012, whereas the smallest trend was in the period of 1955-2004.
  • The trend of the last 50 years is within this range of the past.