Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
16 Jun 2023
Article |  | 16 Jun 2023

New Zealand's first gauge-based sea level measurements

Glen H. Rowe


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hgss-2022-16', Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, 03 Mar 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Glen Rowe, 04 Apr 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on hgss-2022-16', Christopher Jones, 12 Mar 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Glen Rowe, 04 Apr 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on hgss-2022-16', Philip Woodworth, 21 Mar 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Glen Rowe, 04 Apr 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 Apr 2023) by Maurits Ertsen
AR by Glen Rowe on behalf of the Authors (18 Apr 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (15 May 2023) by Maurits Ertsen
AR by Glen Rowe on behalf of the Authors (16 May 2023)
Short summary
New Zealand’s first tide-gauge-based sea level measurements were made in 1773 during James Cook’s second voyage of discovery to the South Pacific. The paper examines the quality of those measurements by comparison with tide predictions based on modern information from locations close to the sites of the 1773 observations. The results show that the quality of their work was of at least a high standard. Whilst of little scientific value today, these measurements are historically significant.