A century of sea level measurements at Newlyn, SW England

Bradshaw, E., Woodworth, P.L., Hibbert, A., Bradley, L.J., Pugh, D.T., Fane, C. and Bingley, R.M. (2016) A century of sea level measurements at Newlyn, SW England. Marine Geodesy, 39 (2). pp. 115-140. ISSN 1521-060X

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The Newlyn Tidal Observatory is the most important sea level station in the UK. It commenced operations in 1915 as part of the Second Geodetic Levelling of England and Wales, and the mean sea level determined from the tide gauge during the first six years (May 1915-April 1921) defined Ordnance Datum Newlyn (ODN) which became the national height datum for the whole of Great Britain. The 100 years of sea level data now available have contributed significantly to many studies in oceanography, geology and climate change. This paper marks the centenary of this important station by reviewing the sea level (and, more recently, detailed land level) measurements and Newlyn’s contributions to UK cartography, geodesy and sea-level science in general. Recommendations are made on how sea and land level measurements at Newlyn might be

enhanced in the future.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Marine Geodesy on 10/12/2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01490419.2015.1121175.
Keywords: National datums; sea-level science; sea level changes; tide gauges; vertical land movements
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/01490419.2015.1121175
Depositing User: Bingley, Richard
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2016 14:11
Last Modified: 08 May 2020 12:30
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/33859

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