The reconstruction has used monthly-mean tide gauge data from the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) database [Woodworth and Player, 2003], together with Empirical Orthogonal Functions (EOFs) from a 12-year TOPEX/Poseidon + Jason-1 satellite altimeter data set to 'reconstruct' a GMSL curve from January 1870 to December. 2001. Global mean sea level change in mm of mean sea level with reference to the modeled mean sea surface 1993-1999