Thursday, October 8, 2015

Proof of Concept - 5

Fig. 1 Area of sea level fall (SLF)
The non-intuitive aspect of sea level change (SLC) is sea level fall (SLF).

We constantly hear "global mean average" sea level rise (SLR).

In a recent post I looked into an area where the fingerprint hypothesis, a concept that is founded on the physics of gravity, is clearly and firmly supported by the evidence (New Type of SLC Detection Model - 6).

Using a wide range of tide gauge station records from Alaska to Southern California, the SLC predicted by the "gravity-loss causes SLF" hypothesis, involving both SLF and SLR, was shown to be as predicted.

The area shown in Fig. 1 is another area where SLF is predicted by the hypothesis (see depiction in Fig. 2).

Fig. 2  Baltic Sea & Gulf of Bothnia SLF
The bodies of water involved include all or parts of the Norwegian Sea, Barents Sea, North Sea, Baltic Sea, and the Gulf of Bothnia.

I did graphs of tide gauge stations in these areas to test if SLF is real in those areas as hypothesized (Fig. 3 - Fig. 19).

The hypothesis holds up because there is serious SLF just like there was over at Glacier Bay in Alaska (Proof of Concept - 3).

Fig. 3
It is uncanny that newspapers in the state of Alaska wonder why the sea level there is falling (Alaska Dispatch News).

Fig. 4
But, it is beyond belief that scientific writers five years after that article do not mention SLF in their publications, but instead continue to call the Alaska glacial melt a major contributor to SLR (Discover).

In other words, there is no mention of SLF in the Discover article, nor is there any mention in the Alaska newspaper article that SLF is to be expected as the Glacier Bay ice melts and calves into the sea, thereby releasing the gravitational hold on the sea water near the coast.

And the comments show a general brain black-out in that regard, parroting the media induced trance like state of cluelessness (Choose Your Trances Carefully, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Fig. 5
While pondering that, I wondered whether or not the Scandinavians are as clueless about ice sheet gravity as Americans seem to be.
Fig. 6

A publication that should know better went to great lengths to explain that any SLF is because the Earth is like the dood in the trivial lyrics: "like a rubber ball I'll come bouncing back to you."

The piece is without a mention of the word "gravity" or anything else essential (Why Are Sea Levels Dropping In Places Closest To The Melting Glaciers?).

Fig. 7
To be fair, it is true that rebound takes place in cases where ice sheet induced deformity has taken place, but it is the last thing to happen, not the first (The Gravity of Sea Level Change).

Fig. 8

When we look at the historical facts in tide gauge station records, we see SLF having taken place all through the areas that Greenland melt and Scandinavian glacial melt would be expected to cause SLF.

The evidence is unequivocal that even the Gulf of Bothnia and the Baltic Sea, colored blue in Fig. 2, has SLF exactly as expected, exactly as shown, an exactly as the science predicts.

Fig. 9
The evidence is overwhelming and compelling concerning the release of gravity as ice sheets decompose and lose mass.

The evidence is overwhelming that SLF takes place as ice-sheet-mass created gravity "melts and calves away into the Earth's greater gravity" even as the ice sheet itself melts and calves away into the greater sea.

The greater pool of the Earth's gravity absorbs the ice sheet gravity, then relocates it uniformly wherever the ice berg or melt-water goes.

The greater pool of the Earth's seas absorb the ice sheet melt water, and calving ice bergs, then relocates them in accord with the laws of physics.

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

The following graphs are from a section (depicted in Fig. 1) of the "np" zone (New Type of SLC Detection Model - 4).

They exhibit SLF as expected:

Fig. 10

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Fig. 19


  1. Keep up the good work, Dredd. Here's something to read when you take a break.

    Yale Scientists Solve the Problem of Sea Ice Thickness Distribution

    [hope you like high-powered math]


    1. Old sea ice is not a substantial factor in sea level science (Sea level rise due to floating ice?).

      Once meltwater or land ice enters the sea from a land based ice sheet, "displacement" (sea level rise) takes place forthwith, but will be distributed regionally or globally by gravitational, rotational, and other physical dynamics and forces.

      The dynamics of that ice becoming part of other ice to form an ice shelf are only relative to sea level change by becoming a butress that resists the tendency of the ice sheet to flow into the sea.

      Thus, there is an indirect impact on the degree of future sea level rise and fall when an ice shelf forms that way.

      The Yale piece describes a case of putting the nose too close to the grindstone IMO.

  2. That is pinpoint accuracy to conclusively show SLF in that relatively small inland sea, gulf, and bay area of N. Europe.

  3. This piece may be a harbinger of news media coverage to come:

    "As the earth’s climate warms, everyone wants to know how high sea levels are going to rise. It might seem like a simple calculation, but groundbreaking research by a geophysicist at Harvard University has demonstrated that accurately measuring sea levels is surprisingly complicated — and turns on some strange though ultimately intuitive ways in which parts of the earth are interconnected."

    (The very weird physics of sea-level changes).

    A culture that thinks reality is "very wierd" is in for trouble and surprises.

    Can the word "mitrovicaism" be far behind?