Discussion of Fenster, M.S.; Dolan, R., and Morton, R.A., 2001. Coastal Storms and Shoreline Change: Signal or Noise? Journal of Coastal Research, 17(3), 714-720.

Bruce C. Douglas, Mark Crowell, Maria G. Honeycutt

Abstract


The subject paper of this reply concludes that (p.718) "... the range of uncertainty for shoreline predictions is greater in cases excluding storm-influenced data ... compared to cases including such data ..." and goes on to draw other conclusions concerning shoreline behavior based on this claimed result. We disagree with these conclusions, and will show below that the reported findings arise from a flawed analysis of the series of shoreline positions used in the investigation.

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