Reply to: Discussion of Rennie, A.F. and Hansom, J.D. (2011) ‘Sea level trend reversal: land uplift outpaced by sea level rise on Scotland's coast’. Geomorphology, 125 (1), 193–202. By S. Dawson, V.A. Powell, R.W. Duck and D.J. McGlashan, and by I. Shennan

Rennie, A.F. and Hansom, J.D. (2013) Reply to: Discussion of Rennie, A.F. and Hansom, J.D. (2011) ‘Sea level trend reversal: land uplift outpaced by sea level rise on Scotland's coast’. Geomorphology, 125 (1), 193–202. By S. Dawson, V.A. Powell, R.W. Duck and D.J. McGlashan, and by I. Shennan. Geomorphology, 197, pp. 188-189. (doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.06.029)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.06.029

Abstract

It is accepted that relative sea-level change is not the reverse of vertical land (crustal) movement, and that the interpretation of an observed reduction in isostatic rebound on the basis of the data presented in Rennie, A.F. and Hansom, J.D. (2011) ‘Sea level trend reversal: land uplift outpaced by sea level rise on Scotland's coast’ Geomorphology 125, 193–202, is not clearly justified. Nevertheless, we believe the paper to be useful in pointing out the high rates of Scottish relative sea-level rise over the last few decades and we repeat the warning that short-term rates may prove to be inaccurate estimators of the long-term rates needed for coastal infrastructure investment.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hansom, Dr James
Authors: Rennie, A.F., and Hansom, J.D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Geomorphology
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0169-555X
ISSN (Online):1872-695X

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