Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Proof of Concept - 3

Fig. 1 Glacier Bay gravity influence
Today let's look at the "West Coast Group."

Yesterday, we looked at the "East Coast Group."

So, today let's look at a different group in more ways than one, because the West Coast Group is a group that enhances the evidence for the "proof of concept" concerning the impact of ice sheet mass-induced-gravity on sea level fall (SLF).

Fig. 2 More SLF near Glacier Bay
There is no serious doubt that gravity causes the daily tides in tidal zones.

But, there may be some doubt about ice sheet and glacier mass generating a type of gravity influence that causes both sea level rise (SLR) as well as SLF.

The theory is that ice-sheet-mass created gravity raises sea level near the coasts, then
Fig. 3
lowers that same sea level as those ice sheets and glaciers melt or calve into the sea (The Gravity of Sea Level Change).

The West Coast Group is composed of the tide gauge stations near Glacier Bay that over the years shown are and have been experiencing the influence of the melting of massive glaciers.

As we move away from them, to look at stations further and further away from Glacier Bay, we see the SLF becoming SLR eventually.

Fig. 4
The dividing line is called the "hinge point," the place where SLF ends and SLR begins.

It is a moving target, because it can move further away from or closer to the center of ice mass gravity as that ice sheet increases, or melts and calves into the sea.

The sea water that was once pulled to the coast by the ice mass gravity, flows away, as it were, to add to SLR far away from where it came from.

Fig. 5 A bit north of the hinge point
We see that the hinge point has moved toward South East Alaska or coastal British Columbia, and as long as ice keeps melting and calving into the Gulf of Alaska, it will continue south in that area.

At this time the hinge point is between Ketchikan (Fig. 5) and Prince Rupert (Fig. 6) as indicated by the diminished SLF in Ketchikan, and the clear SLR in Prince Rupert.

Both of those tide gauge stations are near the border between Alaska and British Columbia,  so the hinge point is near the border between them at this time.
Fig. 6 South of the hinge point

Thus, the gradual increase in SLF north of the hinge point is expected, as is the increasing SLR south of the hinge point.

The SLR phenomenon continues as we move into the states of Washington and California.

Fig. 7
At some point, the Glacier Bay influence subsides.

It will be replaced by the influences of Greenland and Antarctica ice mass loss.

That happens as those prime sources of sea level change (SLC) lose their ice mass and ice gravity.

As melt water and ice berg calving take place they experience eventual redistribution not
Fig. 8
only by wind, wave, and currents, but also by the Earth's rotation, axial relocation, and gravity.

Those influences can be reviewed again (New Type of SLC Detection Model - 4).

The gist of it is that one area will generate a quantity of SLF, while the other two areas will generate an opposite quantity of SLR, so the  three quantities eventually mix into a sum total.

Fig. 9
Near the coasts of the ice sheets the ice mass gravitational influences are predominate in all cases, but that influence weakens as the hinge point moves away from the ice sheet.

It is not very knowable when those things will take place, because the ice sheets are all on their own schedule, not on the software model schedule.

With the East Coast Group and the West Coast Group we cover an enormous population
Fig. 10
that will feel the impact of SLC over the next few years, and in fact are experiencing those impacts right now (You Are Here - 5).

The catastrophic impacts are also on the way, and they are far more dire than the "Bangladesh is flooding" diversions spewed by the sleepy main stream media moguls (Weekend Rebel Science Excursion - 44).

Fig. 11
Anyway, this post is getting too long, so San Diego (Fig. 11) finishes up the West Coast Group, and finishes up today's post.

I hope you can see some of the validity of the ice sheet gravity theory as set forth by scientists spanning a time frame beginning circa 1888  (On the West Side of Zero).

It is still being ignored by the bulk of SLC scientists today, but doing that will imperil some of the areas whose SLC will be way off from the fabled global mean average SLR.

Thus, the invasion will catch way too many people off guard (Greenland & Antarctica Invade The United States, 2, 3, 4).

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

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