Not surprisingly, scientists measuring sea level with tide gauges are aware of and compensate for these factors.
Confounding influences are accounted for in measurements and while they leave some noise in the record they cannot account for the observed upward trend.
Other skeptic arguments about sea level concern the validity of observations, obtained via tide gauges and more recently satellite altimeter observations.
Tide gauges must take into account changes in the height of land itself caused by local geologic processes, a favorite distraction for skeptics to highlight.
Various technical criticisms are mounted against satellite altimeter measurements by skeptics.
Indeed, deriving millimeter-level accuracy from orbit is a stunning technical feat so it's not hard to understand why some people find such an accomplishment unbelievable.
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