Articles | Volume 23, issue 7
Research article
05 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 05 Jul 2023

Bayesian hierarchical modelling of sea-level extremes in the Finnish coastal region

Olle Räty, Marko Laine, Ulpu Leijala, Jani Särkkä, and Milla M. Johansson


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-410', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Feb 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Olle Räty, 04 Jun 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-410', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Mar 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Olle Räty, 04 Jun 2022

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 Aug 2022) by Francisco Campuzano
AR by Olle Räty on behalf of the Authors (13 Sep 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Sep 2022) by Francisco Campuzano
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (05 Oct 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (29 Mar 2023) by Francisco Campuzano
AR by Olle Räty on behalf of the Authors (17 Apr 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (10 May 2023) by Francisco Campuzano
ED: Publish as is (21 May 2023) by Piero Lionello (Executive editor)
AR by Olle Räty on behalf of the Authors (26 May 2023)
Short summary
We studied annual maximum sea levels in the Finnish coastal region. Our aim was to better quantify the uncertainty in them compared to previous studies. Using four statistical models, we found out that hierarchical models, which shared information on sea-level extremes across Finnish tide gauges, had lower uncertainty in their results in comparison with tide-gauge-specific fits. These models also suggested that the shape of the distribution for extreme sea levels is similar on the Finnish coast.
Final-revised paper