Comments on 'Assessing future risk: quantifying the effects of sea level rise on storm surge risk for the southern shores of Long Island, New York,' by Christine C. Shepard, et al

@article{Burton2012CommentsO,
  title={Comments on 'Assessing future risk: quantifying the effects of sea level rise on storm surge risk for the southern shores of Long Island, New York,' by Christine C. Shepard, et al},
  author={David A. Burton},
  journal={Natural Hazards},
  year={2012}
}
  • D. A. Burton
  • Published 31 March 2012
  • Environmental Science
  • Natural Hazards
To the Editors, Natural Hazards: At its western tip, Long Island meets Manhattan Island, at a place called The Battery. There is an excellent GLOSS-LTT tide gauge, there which has been measuring sea levels since 1856. Due to local land subsidence, sea level is rising faster at The Battery than at 85% of the other GLOSS-LTT tide gauges in the world, but the rate of rise has been nearly constant for over a century, at 2.77 ± 0.09 mm/year (95 % CI). 
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