20 Apr 2021

20 Apr 2021

Review status: this preprint is currently under review for the journal ESSD.

MISELA: 1-minute sea-level analysis global dataset

Petra Zemunik1, Jadranka Šepić2, Havu Pellikka3, Leon Ćatipović2, and Ivica Vilibić1 Petra Zemunik et al.
  • 1Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Šetalište I. Meštrovića 63, 21000 Split, Croatia
  • 2Faculty of Science, University of Split, R. Boškovića 33, 21000 Split, Croatia
  • 3Finnish Meteorological Institute, P.O. Box 503, FI-00101 Helsinki, Finland

Abstract. Sea-level observations provide information on a variety of processes occurring over different temporal and spatial scales that may contribute to coastal flooding and hazards. However, global research of sea-level extremes is restricted to hourly datasets, which prevent quantification and analyses of processes occurring at timescales between a few minutes and a few hours. These shorter period processes, like seiches, meteotsunamis, infragravity and coastal waves, may even dominate in low-tidal basins. Therefore, a new global 1-minute sea-level dataset – MISELA (Minute Sea-Level Analysis) – has been developed, encompassing quality-checked records of nonseismic sea-level oscillations at tsunami timescales (T < 2 h) obtained from 331 tide-gauge sites (, Zemunik et al., 2021b). This paper describes data quality-control procedures applied to the MISELA dataset, world and regional coverage of tide-gauge sites and lengths of time-series. The dataset is appropriate for global, regional or local research of atmospherically-induced high-frequency sea-level oscillations, which should be included in the overall sea-level extremes assessments.

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  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-134', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2021-134', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 May 2021
  • CC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-134', Philip Woodworth, 07 Jun 2021

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MISELA: Minute Sea-Level Analysis Zemunik, P., Vilibić, I., Šepić, J., Pellikka, H., and Ćatipović, L.

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The new global dataset – MISELA (Minute Sea-Level Analysis) – has been developed and contains quality-checked sea-level records from 331 tide gauges worldwide for a period from 2004 to 2019. The dataset is appropriate for research of atmospherically-induced high-frequency sea-level oscillations. The research of these oscillations is important as they can, like all sea-level extremes, seriously threaten coastal zone infrastructure and population.