Water Level Climatologies for Pacific Island Countries

Components of total hourly sea level signal, monthly exceedance probabilities, and gridded tides and sea level anomaly.  The data collection comprises ~4 GB, >10000 files comprising processed hourly sea level files, weekly averaged altimetry files, and derived gridded products. Access to this data collection is restricted and relies on scripts.

Lineage: Post processed data files for analysis of sea level contributions on hourly, seasonal and interannual time scales.

Credit: Tide gauge data provided by Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the University of Hawaii. Global tide model provided by Oregon State University; satellite altimetry provided by Ssalto/Duacs and distributed by Aviso. This data collection is a product is funded and supported by the Australian Government through the Pacific Australian Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning Programme (PACCSAP). PACCSAP was funded by Department of Foreign Affair & Trade, managed by the Department of the Environment and the science was delivered by the partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.

This output was produced as part of PACCSAP Project 1.4.4: Effect of climate change variability and change on extreme sea levels and coastal impacts.

Project Description: This activity builds on extreme sea level research undertaken during the PCCSP. Historical extreme sea level events known to cause erosion and inundation will be analysed at selected locations across the Pacific. Projections of extreme sea level events will be assessed for Fiji and Samoa. Wave transformation during extreme sea level events will be examined across Funafuti atoll (Tuvalu).


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Detailed Descriptions
040104 - Climate Change Processes
Pacific Climate Change Science Website http://www.pacificclimatechangescience.org/ Ron K. Hoeke, Kathleen L. McInnes, Jens C. Kruger, Rebecca J. McNaught, John R. Hunter, Scott G. Smithers, Widespread inundation of Pacific islands triggered by distant-source wind-waves, Global and Planetary Change, Volume 108, September 2013, Pages 128-138, ISSN 0921-8181 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921818113001483
Geographic and Temporal Extents
Start 1979/01/01 Start text End 2013/12/31 End text
Attributions and Constraints
Creative Commons Attribution Licence. Although the associated metadata is public, the data has not been approved for general release. Please phone or email the contact person for this data collection to discuss access to the data. All Rights (including copyright) CSIRO Australia 2015.
Ron Hoeke Kathy McInnes John Church
Ron Hoeke; Kathy McInnes; John Church (2015): Water Level Climatologies for Pacific Island Countries. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection. 102.100.100/22137
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