Today, we take a look at a strange island, in more ways that one (Questionable Scientific Papers - 8 , Don't Believe In Abrupt Sea Level Change - Know About It).
Iceland is in the ghost-water zone of Greenland, where sea level fall is in general taking place as its gravitational footprint changes (The Ghost-Water Constant, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7).
Not being aware of ghost-water, the warming commentariat imagines that thermal expansion is causing "MOST sea level rise" for a century or so.
In this series, like several others, I have pointed out flaws in that thermal expansion myth (Proxymetry3, 2, 3, 4).
The WOD database has the temperature records of ocean water at different depths around the globe, which they categorize by zones.
WOD zones 7601 and 7602 cover Iceland (West and East) (Fig. 2, Fig. 3), and Dredd Blog zone . AC.SE.SW deals with sea level change in that area (Fig. 1).
Notice the extreme volatility of ocean water at various depths as clearly shown in Fig. 1 and Fig. 2.
Notice the stark difference in thermal expansion and thermal contraction in Fig. 2 and Fig. 3, compared to the general sea level rise near the Iceland coast line.
Like all the other views of sea level change in many, many Dredd Blog posts (e.g. "SEA LEVEL CHANGE" on the "Series Posts" tab at the top of the post), these data make it incumbent upon those proclaiming that "thermal expansion is responsible for MOST sea level rise for a century or so."
I suppose that at some point I will have to write some code to factor the changes in depth to determine the actual impact these temperature neutralizations have.
That is, a rise in temperature of x is modified by a fall in temperature y, the result being z:
z = x - yThe accurate warming commentariat member will have done the math before preaching to his or her choir about the thermal expansion and contraction underneath the waters of Iceland being caused by Sunlight.
They might also want to research the ghost-water phenomenon.
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