Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Research article
11 Nov 2021
Research article |  | 11 Nov 2021

Mean sea level and tidal change in Ireland since 1842: a case study of Cork

David T. Pugh, Edmund Bridge, Robin Edwards, Peter Hogarth, Guy Westbrook, Philip L. Woodworth, and Gerard D. McCarthy


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on os-2021-49', Marta Marcos, 12 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Gerard McCarthy, 12 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on os-2021-49', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Gerard McCarthy, 02 Sep 2021
  • CC1: 'Comment on os-2021-49', J. Brian MATTHEWS, 11 Aug 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on CC1', Gerard McCarthy, 02 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Gerard McCarthy on behalf of the Authors (06 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Sep 2021) by Anne Marie Treguier
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (13 Sep 2021)
RR by Marta Marcos (16 Sep 2021)
ED: Publish as is (18 Sep 2021) by Anne Marie Treguier
Short summary
Observations of sea level, taken manually by reading a tide pole, were carefully taken at a number of locations around Ireland in 1842 as part of the first land survey of Ireland. Our study investigates how useful this type of sea level observation is for understanding mean sea level and tidal change. We find that when carefully adjusted for seasonal, meteorological, and astronomical factors, these data can provide important insights into changing sea levels.