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American Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, Vol.2, No.4, Dec. 2017, Pub. Date: Dec. 21, 2017
There Is No Indication That the Extreme Water Levels in Rhode Island Have Strongly Accelerated Since the Start of the 20th Century
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[01] Albert Parker, Formerly College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.
In Rhode Island, the extreme water levels vs. the mean sea level (MSL) trend are not increasing, while the frequency of hurricanes is reducing. The MSL trend is only apparently accelerating at a rate exceeding the few micrometers per year squared of the averages of world tide gauges’ data sets only because of the local phasing of the multi-decadal oscillations. With proper time windows, the acceleration is negligible as everywhere else. There are therefore no accelerating extreme water levels.
Sea Level Rise, Sea Level Acceleration, Cherry Picking
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