Saturday, September 24, 2016

Epipelagic Magic

Fig. A Sea Level
I. Epibeginning

We mention the "surface" of the ocean a lot, without mentioning what "surface" means.

Is "surface" an inch deep, a foot deep, or what?

To oceanographers at least, it is 656.2 feet (200 meters) deep, and that ocean "surface" is called the Epipelagic Zone ("epi" means above: Epigovernment: The New Model).

So, "surface" is the layer above the Pelagic Zone (note that the Epipelagic is the thinnest zone of all the ocean layers).

The graphic @ Fig. A shows the ocean surface in contrast to the deeper zones under it.

One reason I mention "magic" (in the title of this post) is that this little engine that could , this "ocean surface," is said to be the MAJOR source of sea level rise for the past century (On Thermal Expansion & Thermal Contraction, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

A hypothesis that I have criticized (The Warming Science Commentariat - 9, Questionable "Scientific" Papers - 3).

So, is the Epipelagic layer the epimagic government of sea level rise?

II. Epimath

The average ocean depth is said to be "about 12,100 feet" (NOAA), which is about 3,688 meters (Layers of the Ocean, NOAA).
Fig. B The Blob is smaller now

The average depth of the Epipelagic layer is 100 meters, which makes it about 3% of the total ocean mass.

Three percent of the ocean water mass is responsible for the MAJOR sea level rise over the past century?

Forget about the other 97% of the ocean .... just because "the Blob" ? (tail wagging the dog eh?)

IMO, that does not add up (Fig. A, Fig. B).

III. Epivolatility

Major sea level rise "over the past century" implies that the sea level is constantly rising, which would conjure up a mental picture of an increasingly warm surface it would seem.

This heating is responsible for wide change in temperature that occurs in
Fig. 2 Stockholm "way back then"
this [Epipelagic] zone, both in the latitude and each season. The sea surface [Epipelagic] temperatures range from as high as 97°F (36°C) in the Persian Gulf to 28°F (-2°C) near the north pole.
(ibid, emphasis added). Would that be the reason for a century of sea level fall too (Proof of Concept - 3, 5) ?

The graph at Fig. 2 Stockholm "way back then" (a graph in a prior post) shows a constant downward sea level trend since about 1775 (@ Stockholm).

Note that 1775 was about 25 years after the 1750 industrial revolution began.

IV. A Better Epihypothesis

The cause of sea level fall in some areas together with a resulting sea level rise in other areas was set forth about one hundred and thirty eight years after the 1750 industrial revolution began:
To our knowledge, Woodward (1888) was the first to demonstrate that the rapid melting of an ice sheet would lead to a geographically variable sea level change. Woodward (1888) assumed a rigid, non-rotating Earth, and therefore self-gravitation of the surface load was the only contributor to the predicted departure from a geographically uniform (i.e. eustatic) sea level rise. This departure was large and counter-intuitive. Specifically, sea level was predicted to fall within ∼2000 km of a melting ice sheet, and to rise with progressively higher amplitude at greater distances. The physics governing this redistribution is straightforward.
(The Warming Science Commentariat, quoting Dr. Mitrovica, a Harvard professor). NASA is also aware of this phenomenon:
As any ice sheet melts, sea levels along coastlines as much as 1,500 miles
Fig. 2 The Battle of the Bulge
(2,000 kilometers) away will fall as seawater escapes from the reduced gravitational pull and the crust lifts. The escaping seawater flows clear across the equator: the melting of Antarctica affects the U.S. East and West coasts, and Greenland's disappearance impacts the coastline of Brazil. These regional differences are significant -- such as in the case of the East Coast of the United States.
(The Warming Science Commentariat - 3, quoting NASA). There it is, right out there in plain sight for those who do not hate Isaac Newton (see Fig. 2 The Battle of the Bulge, line in the quote just above).

Those who perpetuate the "thermal expansion as the MAJOR cause of sea level rise myth" are not aware of the major cause, which is melting ice sheets.

Nor are they aware of the second major cause of sea level rise and fall, even though it is in plain sight.

Therefore, it is called ghost water  (The Ghost-Water Constant, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7).

V. Conclusion

Magic, it's not just for genies anymore (On The Origin of Genieology, 2, 3);

Mykonos magic ("shadows of the mess you made") ... (lyrics here) ...

Changing of the Guards ... (lyrics here) ...

"Gentlemen, he said
I don’t need your organization, I’ve shined your shoes
I’ve moved your mountains and marked your cards
But Eden is burning, either brace yourself for elimination
Or else your hearts must have the courage for the changing of the guards"

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