|Fig. 1 SQL query of PSMSL "stations" table|
The (now 20) stations which qualify for serious sea level change (SLC) consideration, wrap all around the Australian continent (Fig. 2).
|Fig. 2 Stations all around|
I don't include stations in Tasmania, because it is not part of the Australian mainland continent, even though Tasmania does have some good tide gauge stations.
The SQL query (Fig. 1) shows the current usable stations and their locations.
What was interesting after checking them out, is that only one station (Booby Island) registered SLF in its records, however, after looking at its data in my possession it became clear that it is not a valid station because there are too many -9999 entries in its record (it has less than 30 years of valid records).
I marked "Booby Island" as "don't use," which means that I set the "flag" field / column to 'Z' (notice that the SQL query excludes rows where the flag field is 'Z').
Booby Island must be a nasty place for weather, to give the tide gauge such a hard time.
|Fig. 3 SLF locations (dark blue)|
That is not contrary to the SLF indicated by the graphics shown by Dr. Mitrovica (Fig. 3).
Australia is always in an SLR status in all three scenarios.
The closest to SLF we see on those graphics is in the southern part of Australia (not the far north where Booby Island is located).
The hinge point gets closest to Australia under the conditions portrayed in the top graphic in Fig. 3, which shows Antarctica ice mass / gravity loss conditions, but, even in that scenario the hinge point is way south of Australia (Australia receives varying degrees of SLR as one proceeds north, but receives no SLF).
Our attitude towards global warming induced climate change can get away from us at times, so that, rather than sticking with the facts of science, we allow deep, subconscious fear circuits to skew reality and take us into an imaginary world (Agnotology: The Surge - 18).
That always proves disastrous, but reality will sometimes pull through (stick with reality).
My advice to Australians with property on the shoreline:
join the KEEP IT IN THE GROUND movement (e.g. LINGO), rather than the psychologically impaired denial movement.The previous post in this series is here: