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Comment [on “Sea level rise shown to drive coastal erosion”]

Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

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DOI: 10.1029/EO081i038p00436-02

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Abstract

In a recent article (Eos, Trans., AGU, February 8, 2000, p.55), Leatherman et al. [2000] state that they have confirmed an association between sea-level rise and coastal erosion. Applying their results to the New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland coasts and using a projected sea-level rise, the authors predict that by 2050 the shoreline will recede 60 m, about two times the average beach width.


However, Leatherman et al. [2000] have not convincingly quantified a relationship between sea-level rise and shoreline erosion.We do not agree with their rationale for subsetting their data, and they have not considered other explanations for a background erosion along the U.S. east coast. Furthermore, their future projections are not supported by their analyses.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Comment [on “Sea level rise shown to drive coastal erosion”]
Series title:
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
DOI:
10.1029/EO081i038p00436-02
Volume
81
Issue:
38
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union
Description:
1 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
First page:
436
Last page:
436
Country:
United States