Note the blue band corresponds to the most likely range of sea level rise, the dark grey to the intermediate zone, and light grey to the upper and lower extreme zones.
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The figure is a graph of projected sea level rise (in metres) after 1990 versus time, spanning the period of 1990-2100. There are five shaded bands on the plot. Starting at 0.0m at 1990, sea level rises in time along an upwards curving trajectory and is projected to increase anywhere between 0.09m and 0.88m by 2100. The likelihood of a specific rise in sea level is colour-coded. The central band, the so-called "most likely" range, lies between 0.3m and 0.5m by 2100. Outside this is the intermediate range of between 0.2 and 0.7m at 2100, and finally the extreme IPCC range of between 0.09m and 0.88m.
Figure 4.8 IPCC (2001) global mean sea level rise projections (tied back to 1990)
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