Comment on "Low-frequency sea level variation and its correlation with climate events in the Pacific"

Albert Parker
2013 Chinese Science Bulletin  
The tide gauge results exhibit strong multi-decadal oscillations with detected periodicities up to a quasi-60 years. This translates in the requirement of at least 60-70 years of continuously recorded data without any quality issue and the use of a procedure appropriate for time series with periodic components to infer the acceleration trend. This is not what is done in many recent papers where the oscillating behaviour is neglected and short or incomplete records arbitrarily extended or
more » ... ructed are used to infer wrong accelerating trends. All the tide gauges of enough length and quality show the sea levels are oscillating with important multi-decadal periodicities but absolutely not positively accelerating. The satellite radar altimeter reconstruction of the global mean sea level only available since 1993 shows despite the many uncertainties of a still imperfect procedure a not positively accelerating behaviour. The presence of acceleration in the reconstructed or extended data sets and the lack of acceleration in all the individual tide gauge measurements of enough quality and length certainly deserve further discussion. This is a comment to a previously published original paper made on the basis of other previously published results and not a new original paper. sea level acceleration, sea level multi-decadal oscillations, tide gauge results, Pacific Ocean Citation: Parker A. Comment on "Low-frequency sea level variation and its correlation with climate events in the pacific".
doi:10.1007/s11434-013-5715-4 fatcat:aothlbcnozdx3lit5imaxl4f7a