Articles | Volume 21, issue 11
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Occurrence of pressure-forced meteotsunami events in the eastern Yellow Sea during 2010–2019
- Final revised paper (published on 05 Nov 2021)
- Preprint (discussion started on 04 May 2021)
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-126', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 May 2021
- AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Myung-Seok Kim, 26 Jun 2021
RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-126', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 May 2021
- AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Myung-Seok Kim, 26 Jun 2021
RC3: 'Comment on nhess-2021-126', Anonymous Referee #3, 24 May 2021
- AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Myung-Seok Kim, 26 Jun 2021
- AC4: 'Reply on RC3', Myung-Seok Kim, 26 Jun 2021
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (09 Jul 2021) by Maria Ana Baptista
AR by Myung-Seok Kim on behalf of the Authors (18 Aug 2021) Author's response Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (20 Sep 2021) by Maria Ana Baptista
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Sep 2021) by Maria Ana Baptista
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (04 Oct 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Oct 2021) by Maria Ana Baptista
AR by Myung-Seok Kim on behalf of the Authors (07 Oct 2021) Author's response Manuscript
This paper studied meteotsunamis in the eastern Yellow Sea, and proposed monitoring guidelines in this area. It is well-structured and the results are presented clearly. But it needs a major revision to be considered as a publication in NHESS journal. The authors need to include the analysis on the period of detected waves and the local resonance at the tidal gauges. Authors have written many sentences in a passive voice, and their claims and explanations sound weak.
One of the main characteristics of tsunami waves (including meteotsunamis) is the period of waves since the energy of a tsunami is due to its long period. This study only considered the maximum amplitude waves and did not analyze the period of the waves. The authors need to perform wavelet analysis or Fourier spectrum analysis, and consider peak-to-trough heights rather than maximum amplitudes to confirm meteotsunami cases.
Another important characteristic of meteotsunamis is the local amplification. The local factor can be decisive to forecast the severity of meteotsunamis in the eastern Yellow Sea since the coastline is long and complicated with many islands. The authors can improve this work if they include local factors.
L 14 unclear “It appears that the specific characteristics (intensity, occurrence rate, and propagation) of the pressure disturbance are in common on extreme meteotsunami events that are classified by applying the hazardous meteotsunami conditions among the 34 events.”
L 25 "that dominant" -> that are dominant
L 25-26 remove “which are”
L 28 remove “as the first stage”
L34 remove “worldwide until recently”
L35 remove “most”
L36 “The meteotsunami event on March 31, 2007, was an event in which” -> On March 31st, 2007,
L40 “It was the event that occurred with the strongest intensity in the largest area of the meteotsunami events reported in the Yellow Sea so far” -> It is the strongest meteotsunami event reported in the Yellow Sea so far
L43 “This event suggests that the timing of meteotsunami occurrence is an important factor that can determine the level of human casualties.” - This argument is vague, and the authors need to specify their assertion.
L50 remove “Overall”
L52 remove “besides the accident events”
L113 “calculation and threshold” -> calculating the threshold
L114 “which known”->which is known
L126 remove “was the meteotsunami event of accident since 2010, which”
L130-131 remove “In general… and”
L149 “We need to check .. as a meteotsunami” It is not clear why we need to find it.
L229-231 Two sentences are inconsistent. Authors explain the occurrence tendency, then claim that they are irregular. I think 10 years are too short to propose any tendency.
L314 “pattern, for example,”->pattern. For example,
L356 “specific year” -> “specific season”
L390-393 “Another pressure jump … the west of Lat. A-C” What is the reference for the Greenspan resonance in this area?