Ukr. geogr. z. 2014, N1:14-20
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O. Andrianova – Hydroacoustics department of Marine hydrophysics institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Odesa.


The statistical analysis of correlations between fluctuations the World Ocean’s sea level (123 stations along the coast of each ocean during 1880-2010) and global factors - variations of the Earth’s angular velocity, solar activity (Wolf numbers), and changes in the thermal regime has been analyzed. The calculations of statistical characteristics showed their closest connection with the global temperature changes on the Earth for a 5-year smoothed data (correlation index 0.94 with 18 years shift) and sea level has delayed. The stable connection between variations of the Earth’s angular velocity and regional characteristics along the oceans coasts for the magnitude (months) of the correlation index phase shift.

Key words: 
World Ocean Sea level, Earth’s rotation velocity, air temperature, solar activity, the correlation index

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