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Comment on "Sea-level trend analysis for coastal management" by A. Parker, M. Saad Saleem and M. Lawson


Hunter, JR, Comment on "Sea-level trend analysis for coastal management" by A. Parker, M. Saad Saleem and M. Lawson, Ocean & Coastal Management, 87, (2014) pp. 114-115. ISSN 0964-5691 (2014) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2013.10.023


A key conclusion of the article ‘Sea-Level Trend Analysis for Coastal Management’ (Parker et al., 2013) is that: Coastal management should consider sea level rises much smaller than those based on modelling activities presently considered in Australia as well as in the other parts of the world at least for the next 30 years. The projections by the relevant state bodies should therefore be revised considering lower bounds to future sea level scenarios the continuation of the trend measured up to the present point. Apart from the fact that the second sentence barely makes any sense, the authors provide nothing to support their claim that the models are incorrect; in fact most of what they say about models is demonstrably wrong. The two most obvious errors relating to models are indicated here.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:Sea-level trend analysis, coastal management, computer model
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality
UTAS Author:Hunter, JR (Dr John Hunter)
ID Code:92885
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2014-06-28
Last Modified:2017-12-06

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