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Rickards L.,British Oceanographic Data Center | Brown J.,British Oceanographic Data Center | Hibbert A.,National Oceanography Center Liverpool | Woodworth P.,Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Coastal Conservation | Year: 2013

In this Comment we refer to our strong reservations concerning the paper by Powell et al. J Coast Conserv, (2012) recently published on the Online First web site of the Journal of Coastal Conservation. The paper makes a number of comments on data obtained from the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) and British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) which are incorrect or misleading. In addition, some of their comments on sea-level science in general need to be challenged and corrected. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

Holgate S.J.,Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level | Holgate S.J.,National Oceanography Center | Holgate S.J.,Sea Level Research Foundation | Matthews A.,Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level | And 12 more authors.
Journal of Coastal Research | Year: 2013

Sea-level rise remains one of the most pressing societal concerns relating to climate change. A significant proportion of the global population, including many of the world's large cities, are located close to the coast in potentially vulnerable regions such as river deltas. The Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) continues to evolve and provide global coastal sea-level information and products that help to develop our understanding of sea-level and land motion processes. Its work aids a range of scientific research, not only in long-term change, but also in the measurement and understanding of higher frequency variability such as storm surges and tsunamis. The PSMSL has changed considerably over the past 10 years, and the aim of this paper is to update the community about these changes as well as provide an overview of our continuing work. © 2012, the Coastal Education & Research Foundation.

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