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Commentary on ‘Coastal Planning Should Be Based on Proven Sea Level Data’ by A. Parker and C.D. Ollier (Ocean & Coastal Management, 124, 1– 9, 2016)

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Williams, SDP and Woodworth, PL and Hunter, JR, Commentary on Coastal Planning Should Be Based on Proven Sea Level Data' by A. Parker and C.D. Ollier (Ocean & Coastal Management, 124, 1- 9, 2016), Journal of Coastal Research, 32, (4) pp. 992-997. ISSN 0749-0208 (2016) [Letter or Note in Journal]


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DOI: doi:10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-16A-00005.1

Abstract

A recent paper by A. Parker and C.D. Ollier (Ocean & Coastal Management, 124, 1–9, 2016), concerned with the use of ‘proven’ sea-level data for coastal planning, contained a number of incorrect or misleading statements about sea-level data sets and measurement methods. In this commentary, we address aspects of sea-level records that could have been misunderstood by readers of that paper. While we agree with the main point made by the authors, that the best possible sea-level data are required by coastal planners, we suggest that planners should base their work on wider and better informed sources of sea-level information.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:sea-level changes, tide gauge records, vertical land movements, satellite altimetry
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical Oceanography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Author:Hunter, JR (Dr John Hunter)
ID Code:113754
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2017-01-19
Last Modified:2017-01-19
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