08/21/2013 09:19 am ET

Global Sea Level Rise Temporarily Halted By 2010-2011 Australia Floods

Researchers from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado have found that heavy rainfall over Australia during 2010 and 2011, which was caused by three atmospheric patterns coming together over the Indian and Pacific Oceans, likely played a key role in temporarily halting the long-term global sea level rise caused by higher temperatures and melting ice sheets.

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