|Fig. 1 Zones & Layers|
This is a follow-up to yesterday's post (Databases Galore - 19) which detailed all the relevant layers, zones, and stations on the planet we are living on (You Are Here).
|Fig. 2 Layer Zero|
The thing about it is that you can look up any layer, zone, or station that grabs your interest in today's post by going to yesterday's post and finding that layer, zone, or station.
|Fig. 3 Layer One|
II. Today's Graphs
Today, we revisit the hypothesis of steric sea level rise, a.k.a. thermal expansion.
|Fig. 4 Layer Two|
|Fig. 5 Layer Three|
|Fig. 6 Layer Four|
|Fig. 7 Layer Five|
III. Today's Purpose
These graphs show the radical difference between the salinity and temperature lines compared to the sea level lines.
|Fig. 8 Layer Six|
|Fig. 9 Layer Seven|
IV. How To Peruse
The scale at the left of each graph is "millimeters, degrees C, & units."
|Fig. 10 Layer Eight|
The "degrees C" values apply to ocean water temperatures.
The "units" values apply to the salinity ranges.
|Fig. 11 Layer Nine|
|Fig. 12 Layer Ten|
|Fig. 13 Layer Eleven|
|Fig. 14 Layer Twelve|
|Fig. 15 Layer Thirteen|
|Fig. 16 Layer Fourteen|
|Fig. 17 Layer Fifteen|
|Fig. 18 Layer Sixteen|
There should be some visible synchronization of ups and downs.
That is not the case, so I will continue to argue that glacial and ice-sheet melt and disintegration is the major cause of sea level change.
At least until someone can validate the veracity of the notion and assertion that "thermal expansion is the major cause of sea level rise in the 19th and 20th centuries."
Until that happens, that hypothesis has been falsified IMO.
V. Is This Comparison Fair?
Is the comparison of sea level records with salinity and temperature records fair?
Or is it comparing apples to oranges?
Is it ok to compare issues of temperature and salinity which only attain 40 on the scale to sea level that goes much higher?
How can millimeters and degrees be compared fairly?
The answer is that it depends on the purpose of the comparison.
Like I said, there should be a visually discernible pattern of some sort that links temperature to sea level if in fact they are linked in a major way as the thermal expansion hypothesis alleges.
I think that is a fair assertion.
VI. When Should
Since the hypothesis holds that any thermal expansion is a result of temperature increase, it should appear immediately or very soon after the temperature of the ocean water increases.
The relatively flat lines of temperature and salinity compared to the ups and downs of sea level shown in these graphs is absent any such indication.
The temperature ranges are very narrow.
The salinity ranges are very narrow.
The sea level ranges are not so narrow.
This indicates to me a lack of nexus, a lack of causation.
Simply put, thermal expansion is not the major cause of the sea level changes shown in these graphs.
And they are graphs of all of the world's oceans over a span of many years.
Collected in many cases way before the science came under attack by the fossil fuel industry.
Way before their murder suicide madness engendered the mass attack now taking place in the public eye.
The video at the end of today's post indicates that the scientific community has been under attack for many years, for decade after decade.
Can we guarantee to ourselves that the fossil fuel industry did not succeed in the slightest when they spent billions of dollars destroying the minds of the public about climate change they were initiating?
Any assertion that "science was in no way impacted" is especially hard to accept as true when we see what has taken place in the U.S. government.
One long lasting dogma fostered by big oil's corruption of science research managers, who need funding all the time, was the "Antarctica 1.0 dogma" (a dogma that its surface was not melting, that it was stable).
Now that we have the truth of the scientific matter (Antarctica 2.0), indicating a long term cover-up, as with other issues (Smoke & Fumes), we must no longer trust without verification.
Which includes the "thermal expansion is the major cause of sea level rise in the 19th and 20th centuries" hypothesis.
The previous post in this series is here.