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Comment on ‘Lower bounds to future sea-level rise


Hunter, J, Comment on Lower bounds to future sea-level rise, International Journal of Ocean and Climate Systems, 4, (4) pp. 227-229. ISSN 1759-3131 (2013) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1260/1759-3131.5.1.35


The paper Lower Bounds to Future Sea-Level Rise (Parker, 2013) bears many similarities to an earlier one (Parker et al., 2013). In particular, the first pair of equations in both papers are almost identical and wrong, as pointed out by Hunter (2013). In addition, a crucial statement in the Abstract suggests that present observations of sea-level rise show no acceleration and therefore cast doubt on present projections of sea-level rise; this conclusion has previously been shown to be false (Hunter and Brown, 2013). It should be noted that this is by no means a comprehensive exploration of all the possible errors in Parker's paper.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:sea-level rise, climate, projections
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
UTAS Author:Hunter, J (Dr John Hunter)
ID Code:122542
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2017-11-16
Last Modified:2017-11-21

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