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1 July 2016 Commentary on ‘Coastal Planning Should Be Based on Proven Sea Level Data' by A. Parker and C.D. Ollier (Ocean & Coastal Management, 124, 1–9, 2016)
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Williams, S.D.P.; Woodworth, P.L., and Hunter, J.R., 2016. Commentary on ‘Coastal planning should be based on proven sea level data' by A. Parker and C.D. Ollier (Ocean & Coastal Management, 124, 1–9, 2016).

A recent paper by A. Parker and C.D. Ollier (Ocean & Coastal Management, 124, 1–9, 2016), concerned with the use of ‘proven' sea-level data for coastal planning, contained a number of incorrect or misleading statements about sea-level data sets and measurement methods. In this commentary, we address aspects of sea-level records that could have been misunderstood by readers of that paper. While we agree with the main point made by the authors, that the best possible sea-level data are required by coastal planners, we suggest that planners should base their work on wider and better informed sources of sea-level information.

S.D.P. Williams, P.L. Woodworth, and J.R. Hunter "Commentary on ‘Coastal Planning Should Be Based on Proven Sea Level Data' by A. Parker and C.D. Ollier (Ocean & Coastal Management, 124, 1–9, 2016)," Journal of Coastal Research 32(4), 992-997, (1 July 2016). https://doi.org/10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-16A-00005.1
Received: 26 April 2016; Accepted: 2 May 2016; Published: 1 July 2016
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