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Are tidal predictions a good guide to future extremes? a critique of the Witness King Tides project

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Hunter, J, Are tidal predictions a good guide to future extremes? - a critique of the Witness King Tides project, Ocean Science, 16 pp. 703-714. ISSN 1812-0784 (2020) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5194/os-16-703-2020

Abstract

An analysis of the viability of the Witness King Tides project (hereafter called WKT) using data from the GESLA-2 database of quasi-global tide-gauge records is described. The results indicate regions of the world where a key criterion for a WKT project (that it be executed on a day of unusually high sea level) would likely be met (e.g. the west coast of the USA) and others where it would not (e.g. the east coast of North America). Recommendations are made both for assessments that should be made prior to a WKT project and also for an alternative to WKT projects.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:tidal predictions, future extremes, Witness King Tides project
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 environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Hunter, J (Dr John Hunter)
ID Code:139711
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2020-06-29
Last Modified:2021-04-28
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