I said HAPPY NEW YEAR !
|Fig. 1 Largest Cargo Ship|
|Fig. 2 Endangered Ports - Iceland|
|Fig. 3 Endangered Ports - Australia|
|Fig. 4 Endangered Ports - Greenland|
We present estimates for late Holocene relative sea level change along the Tyrrhenian coast of Italy based on morphological characteristics of eight submerged Roman fish tanks (piscinae) constructed between the 1st century B.C. and the 2nd century A.D. Underwater geomorphological features and archaeological remains related to past sea level have been measured and corrected using recorded tidal values. We conclude that local sea level during the Roman period did not exceed 58 ± 5 cm below the present sea level. These results broadly agree with previous observations in the region but contrast with recent analysis that suggests a significantly larger sea level rise during the last 2000 years. Using a glacial isostatic adjustment model, we explain how regional sea level change departs from the eustatic component. Our calculation of relative sea level during the Roman period provides a reference for isolating the long-wavelength contribution to sea level change from secular sea level rise. Precise determination of sea level rise in the study area improves our understanding of secular, instrumentally observed, variations across the Mediterranean.(Late Holocene Sea Level, Evelpidou, Pirazzoli, Vassilopoulos, Spada, Ruggieri, and Tomasin (2012), emphasis added; cf. Sea Level in Roman Times, PDF). The second video below (Admiral David Tilley) alludes to the importance of sea level to sea ports (cf. Has The Navy Fallen For The Greatest Hoax?).
|Systems Thinking and The book|
|McClimate Change News|
That same storm was creating tornadoes in the tornado alley area: "The vigorous low pressure system that helped spawn devastating tornadoes in the Dallas area on Saturday is forecast to explode into a monstrous storm over Iceland by Wednesday".(Washington Post, cf. Mississippi River Floods, Warm Arctic Storm To Hurl Hurricane Force Winds at UK and Iceland, Push Temps to 36-72+ Degrees (F) Above Normal at North Pole).
|Fig. 1 SLF Group Mean SLC|
|Fig. 2 S:F Group Fingerprint|
|Fig. 3 SLR Group Mean SLC|
|Fig. 4 S:R Group Fingerprint|
|Fig. 1 Tornado trend was up|
|Fig.2 Tornado Trend Is Down|
|Fig. 1 Mean Avg. SLC of 34 PSMSL Stations|
|Fig. 2 SLC Fingerprint (34 Stations)|
1) not only single tide gauge stations can be fingerprinted (additional areas with similar SLC characteristics can be properly fingerprinted together as a group to produce a group fingerprint);(Watch The Ice Shelves - 2). The Dredd Blog software model is turning out to be versatile and useful in several ways.
2) Antarctica has the most SLC influence on the 34 stations along the East Coast (U.S. & Canada @ 23-46 deg. N Latitude; @ 66-80 deg. W longitude);
3) Antarctica has been melting longer than previously thought.