Erratum to: Evidence for Century-Timescale Acceleration in Mean Sea Levels and for Recent Changes in Extreme Sea Levels
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1 Erratum to: Surv Geophys DOI 10.1007/s10712-011-9112-8
The paper by Woodworth, P.L., Menéendez, M. and Gehrels, W.R. (2011) entitled “Evidence for century-timescale acceleration in mean sea levels and for recent changes in extreme sea levels” published in Surveys in Geophysics (doi: 10.1007/s10712-011-9112-8) referred to the paper by Church, J.A. and White, N.J. (2011) entitled “Changes in the rate of sea-level rise from the late 19th to the early 21st century”, submitted in the same volume of Surveys in Geophysics. It reported Church and White as having observed a global-average acceleration of sea level between 1880 and 2009 of 0.011 ± 0.004 mm/year2 (quadratic coefficient ‘c’ = 0.0055 ± 0.001 mm/year2).
In fact, the title of the Church and White paper should have been given as “Sea-level rise from the late 19th to the early 21st century” and the acceleration of sea level between 1880 and 2009 should have been 0.009 ± 0.003 mm/year2 (quadratic coefficient ‘c’ = 0.0045 ± 0.0015 mm/year2). These misquotes arose from papers being submitted at different times to the special issue of Surveys in Geophysics and from the inevitable updating of drafts during the review stages.