Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Bathtub Model Doesn't Hold Water

Fig. 1 The Flat Earth Water Model
I. Start Here

Hey bathtub modellers !

Why is my bathtub water level dropping as I pour more water into it?

Lots more !

Were some of the "ancients" not so mystical after all ?

Such as Woodward (1888) ?

Didn't see that movie ?

Anyway, here are some discussions about the bathtub boogie (Bathtub Models, Modified Bathtub Model, Limits of the Bathtub Analogy, DEM Bathtubs, More About BT Models).

And, here are some about the ghost-water in the not-a-bathtub model (The Gravity of Sea Level Change, 2, 3, 4; The Ghost-Water Constant, 2, 3, 4).

So, my questions for the bathtub modellers is why is the most intense sea level change (SLC) (recorded in tide gauges around the globe) sea level fall (SLF)?

Why is the ocean level near the ice sheets and out to ~2,000 km proportionally dropping?

Where in the bathtub is that water?

II. The Sea is Falling, the Sea is Falling !!

Fig. 2
According to current bathtub science, when the Sun heated the Arctic ocean in the 19th and 20th centuries the oceans warmed up and caused thermal expansion there, so the sea level there rose.

Fig. 3
Current bathtub model science continues to tell us that, in the 21st century, it is still the same way.

Therefore, the areas with the most heat increase anomalies (e.g. the Arctic) have the most sea level rise (SLR).

The hypothesis is based on a notion that because the ocean is like water in a bathtub, it rises when more water or ice is added to it, and it rises evenly everywhere.
Fig. 4

Add to that the notion that heated water levels rise evenly across the oceans by thermal-expansion.

Further, in the bathtub model of pop-science, when the land based glaciers, or the ice sheets, melt or calve into the ocean around the land mass they are upon, then the sea level there bathtubically rises too.

The only problem with the hypothesis is that it actually doesn't.

Fig. 5
The Arctic ocean near Greenland, and out about 2,000 km from there, has been falling lower.

Not only that, this has been happening since tide gauge stations began meticulous monitoring of sea levels circa 1774 (Fig. 10).

Fig. 6

They have continued to drop in that area for almost 3 centuries up until the present time (Fig. 2, Fig. 4, Fig. 6, and Fig. 8).

Fig. 7
Many researchers are not aware of this because of the global sea level dynamic used by the bathtub model afficionados.

Which would be the majority of sea level researchers in the science commentariat (The Warming Science Commentariat, 2).

There is a better explanation.
Fig. 8

Fig. 9

III. An Alternate Model

As to inside matters, I can only speak for the Dredd Blog model.

It is based on the notion that the ocean is incredibly multifaceted and wondrous.

Especially the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica.

Fig. 10
The fact that those two are the major players in SLC, once global warming has heated them up, renders the concept pushed by the bathtub model gang into child's play or a nursery rhyme.

So, the Dredd Blog model tracks the major players in SLC back to their origin.

Depending on an observer's location, each of those two places, those two major sources, must be considered carefully.

Everything important that is happening in those two places are major considerations.

Depending on the mass audience being addressed, a "global mean average sea level" and other bathtub model talk, can actually obscure rather than reveal.

Bathtub model talk tends to obscure the way to respond to the changing sea, and to obscure its threat to civilization itself.

The Dredd Blog software, therefore, focuses on what is impacting any particular geographic area.

It does so by estimating how much sea level drama comes from events in Antarctica, Greenland, and any other relevant locales. and the resulting impact on a small area.

The results are presented in terms of major percentages of that sea change caused by the major factors. the major origins.

It also identifies the "type" of the source, in addition to identifying the location of that source of the local area's sea change.

That analysis is performed by 1) calculating whether the current rise or fall in sea level was caused by ice mass loss, 2) by relocation of the resulting coastal melt-water, 3) relocation of ghost-water, and 4) even the minor changes caused by the minor players (e.g. thermal expansion, land rise or fall, and so forth).

"Relocation" means water and ice being moved to a new and different location -  in the direction of the Equator.

IV. Sea Level Rise Is An Invasion

Water entering the ocean from melting ice sheets is joined by water already in the ocean, held near the shore by ice mass gravity.

It too is released from the hold of the ice sheet as ice mass is lost to the ocean (Greenland & Antarctica Invade The United States, 2, 3, 4).

Together, they answer the call of a new pull on them, a new influence caused by the Earth's rotation.

Their journey to answer the call is a long journey to the "center of the Earth."

You know, the Equator.

That is the way things happen on a spinning globe (You Are Here).

The spinning rotation pulls on and sends things toward the Equatorial Bulge.

There, when they marshal forces they also add to SLR, but back home from whence they came, their removal and relocation is a loss, and is the reason the sea is falling (SLF) back at their previous home.

It all starts when fossil fuels are burned, which constitute the first shots fired in a global world war, an invasion of the planet by Oil-Qaeda, together its involuntary slaves (Oil-Qaeda & MOMCOM Conspire To Commit Depraved-Heart Murder- 2).

Then, the ghosts of fossil fuels past waft up into the once clear and pure air to block or impair the return of the proper amount of good heat to another space.

Heat that has been naturally and properly injected into our Earthly realm by the venerable Sun.

As we all know, that constant heat influx from the Sun must be balanced by a constant and relatively equal heat outflow, i.e., heat heading back into the open space of the universe from whence it came.

When the nature of that in = out system is taken captive by the green house gas gang of vigilantes, near the border of space, there will be SLC.

Which has negative consequences that give new meaning to "taking a bath."

If that proper amount of heat, which is appropriately trying to exit the scene, is stopped at the border and therefore can't exit, then the balance of climate sanity is overthrown.

Things then heat up in more ways than one.

V. Invasive Abiotic Species

You know what happens when things get crazy.

Somebody wants to start a war.

Well, there is a creeping thing now hanging around the shoreline.

Creeping inward across a border.

No, not hippies or surfers.

It is that water from afar, now crossing over the borderline.

Build a wall!

Duke Nuke em!

VI. Conclusion

All the bar-room wisdom is unavailing (Why The Military Can't Defend Against The Invasion).

Oil Qaeda ignorantly started a war against the Earth before we were born (The Private Empire's Social Media Hit Squads - 2).

Analyzing this predicament as if we are playing with our rubber ducky in a bathtub is utter madness.

The next post in this series is here.


at ~31:14: "By taking the [global] average you're assuming something, and you're assuming it implicitly. You're assuming what we call the bathtub model." - Dr. Mitrovica



Thursday, February 25, 2016

On The Evolution of Sea Level Change - 2

Fig. 1 National Geographic
I. First, A Few Quotes

"As the ocean warms, the density decreases and thus even at constant mass the volume of the ocean increases. This thermal expansion (or steric sea level rise) occurs at all ocean temperatures and is one of the major contributors to sea level changes during the 20th and 21st centuries" (IPCC).

"About half of the past century's rise in sea level is attributable to warmer oceans simply occupying more space" (National Geographic).

"Rising temperatures are warming ocean waters, which expand as the temperature increases. This thermal expansion was the main driver of global sea level rise for 75 - 100 years after the start of the Industrial Revolution" (Union of Concerned Scientists)..

" ... global sea level rises 0.26 m by 2100, and 0.56 m by 2199 through steric [thermal] expansion; " (Journal of Physical Oceanography, PDF).

II. The Commonality In Those Quotes

What is common about those ideas?
Fig. 2

For one thing, they are wrong!

That is why I put "so much effort" into showing just that (see "SEA LEVEL CHANGE", over 100 posts in four separate sections @ the Series Posts Tab).

One way to "see" sea level rise (SLR) when one is actually looking at sea level fall (SLF), such as in the centuries long record shown in Fig. 2, is to hold the graph upside down.

Time to flip it right side up folks.

There are many instances of long-kept records that show SLF in other locations (Proof of Concept - 35).

Magic thermal expansion has nothing to do with those 19th, 20th, and 21st century realities of SLF.

III. A Few Dredd Blog Quotes

"This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I'm offering is the truth. Nothing more" (Redpill - The Matrix).

Just kidding.

The focus here on Dredd Blog has been to point out why many researchers don't see what is in plain sight (The Ghost-Water Constant - 4).

IV. Graphic Portrayals

The quotes in Section I at the beginning of this post should make the academic reality absolutely obvious.

I mean the reality where researchers think that steric, thermal expansion has historically been the major factor in SLC, and the reality that some probably think it still is.

Fig. 3
In the post associated with Fig. 2, it was shown that Greenland has been disintegrating since about two decades after the onset of the Industrial Revolution circa 1750 (Weekend Rebel Science Excursion - 54, On The Evolution of Sea Level Change, Questionable "Scientific" Papers - 3).

Fig. 4
That disintegration, melting, and calving, not thermal expansion, is a major source of SLF (Fig. 2) as discussed in Proof of Concept - 3, just as Glacier Bay is a major source of SLF as discussed in Proof of Concept - 5.

Anyway, on to the graphs at Fig. 3 through Fig. 8.

Regular readers will recall that yesterday I posted some graphs concerning the historical record of temperatures and sea levels from tide gauge stations and weather stations around the globe (Proof of Concept - 8).

Fig. 5
Some readers may not have sufficiently grasped what was being displayed.

Fig. 6
So, in the interest of the Dredd Blog readership, I have gone over some of those graphs, adding comments on them.

Fig. 7

I did that to help further elaborate on the obviously important topic of thermal expansion, temperature history, and how it relates to SLC history.

If you did not fully grasp yesterday's graphs, review Fig. 3 though Fig. 8.

Fig. 8
Then, if need be, revisit yesterday's post because it is quite helpful in terms of showing the disparity gap between temperature change and SLC in a historical context.

It is so important that I am going to repeat data from a previous post.

It is a review of the basic concepts which are incorrectly stated in the quote in Section I of today's post.

That quote is "thermal expansion (or steric sea level rise) occurs at all ocean temperatures".

That is incorrect, so, we now review some basics from The Warming Science Commentariat - 2.

V. Conclusion

This post is getting long, so I will close for today.

I hope readers understand that I am only trying to shake some researchers out of a common trance we have all been in at one time or another (Choose Your Trances Carefully, 2, 3).

We all know that falling asleep at the wheel is not worthwhile.



Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Proof of Concept - 8

Fig. 1

Fig. 2
Today, the idea for proof of concept concerns the one about mythical thermal expansion being "a" or "the" major factor in sea level change (SLC) during the 20th century.

Associated with that is whether heating of the ocean by the Sun is a direct major factor causing SLC during the 20th century.
Fig. 3

My contention is that there is no major direct impact such as thermal expansion, rather, the major impact is indirect (The Warming Science Commentariat - 2).

As the globe is warmed by the burning of fossil fuels, and the resulting heat enters the air and the sea, the major impact is the melting of ice sheets and ice shelves.

Next in line, the melting of ice causes a loss of mass at the ice sheets, thus, there is a loss of the power of gravity there as the ice goes away.

Fig. 4
Not only does the ice become lost to the sea by melting or by calving into icebergs, but water once held close to the shore by the ice sheet gravity slowly joins the melt water to be relocated by rotational and other forces of the Earth (Equatorial bulge).

Both the meltwater and the ghost-water are relocated toward the Equator, causing some SLC because they both spread out and are distributed along the way toward the equatorial bulge of the globe (The Ghost-Water Constant, 2, 3, 4).

Today I used the new software module (beta) to generate some .csv files for making graphs.

Notice the red, flat lines in Fig. 1, Fig. 3, Fig. 5, Fig. 7, Fig. 9, and Fig. 11.

Those red lines graph the mean temperature (ZMTMP) for those sub-Quadrants of those zones.

Notice that these graphs tell us that temperature change in the form of thermal expansion is not a major driver, i.e., not a major source of SLC.

Fig. 5
It was difficult for me to believe the red flat lines at first sight.

So I rechecked and rechecked.

It wasn't until I took the same .csv file and did a split panel graph of the same data, that I began to get it.
Fig. 6

The flat line is not flat when it is magnified out of proportion.

Check out the split panels that are numbered following the single panel graphs with those read flat lines.

The even numbered graphs are the split panels, while the odd numbered graphs are the ones with the red line.
Fig. 7

The saw-toothed pattern appears, but the SLC is of a much greater degree than the temperature changes are.

Which is why the temperature changes look like a flat line on the single panel graphs, but the SLC patterns are jagged.
Fig. 8

Fig. 9
The major factors in SLC during the 20th century were loss of ice sheet mass, loss of water once held by the gravity that was lost, and their relocation to other parts of the ocean.

The warming of the ocean and the resulting thermal expansion always was and still is a minor factor.
Fig. 10

Fig. 11
That is why SLC can and will accelerate even though by comparison even though the global mean temperature will continue to rise and do damage, it will not be a major player via thermal expansion.

It is the major player indirectly, because it indirectly causes sea level rise by melting ice sheets and ice shelves, either by warming the air and by warming the oceans.
Fig. 12

That warming gets under, over, around, and sometimes down though the Greenland ice sheet, Antarctica ice sheet, and land based glaciers, because ~93% of warming goes into the ocean (Skeptical Science).

If thermal expansion was a major player it would show in these graphs.

The major factors of SLC in the 20th century, and now the 21st century as well, are already invading (Why The Military Can't Defend Against The Invasion).

I am still looking for patterns that would verify a delay time frame from when temperature increases and SLC takes place.

I don't see that so far.

Anyway, let me know if anything catches you eye in these graphs and their application.

Combining the vast data set from GISS with the vast one from PSMSL was a challenge.

But it is paying off.

We know to keep our eyes on the ice shelves that are weakening before out eyes.

As the Arctic ice cap floating on the Arctic ocean continues to disintegrate, that melt water will be relocated.

The clathrate (a.k.a. methane hydrate) deposits in the Arctic are increasingly likely to be exposed as the sea level in the Arctic falls.

Expect to see acceleration of SLC as the global warming continues to indirectly, but powerfully impact SLC.

BTW, all of the zones featured today were listed in the post The Beat Goes On.

The previous post in this series is here.



Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Beat Goes On

On Sunday I posted about ongoing efforts to implement the GISS weather stations into the sea level change software model.

I now have it put in place along with the PSMSL and WPS seaport databases.

But, there are still integration issues to be worked out because the weather records begin in 1880 and proceed to 2016 (one month so far).

The other data sets may begin and end at other times, so integration requires synchronization.

Anyway, I said in the previous post:
I completed the downloading and preliminary implementing of the GISS databases.

They are now located within the Dredd Blog SQL database system.

Man, over a million months of weather data, geological, and flora data about those stations.

To be exact, there are 4,813,380 monthly GISS temperature records within 401,115 annual temperature records at 7,364 weather stations.

The really neato part is that I have associated them with the Dredd Blog Zone, quadrant, and sub-quadrant system.

So now I can fuse them with the tide gauge stations and seaports within a small area, and graph the sea level change, temperatures, and the impact those have on seaports in that area over the years.
(It Is A Lovely Day In The Neighborhood). The very next day, on Monday, the work of some scientists was published.

Their work concerned the same question (what impact does temperature change have on sea level change?).

They had been working for some time on the idea of combining temperature and sea level change data (Temperature-driven global sea-level variability in the Common Era).

Their effort was about knowledge "motivating the construction of a semiempirical model that relates the rate of GSL change to global mean temperature" (ibid, at p. 5).

I like their paper, except for the use of global mean average sea level and temperature to argue their points.

Regular readers know that I divide the globe up into small latitude and longitude sections called "Zones, zone quadrants, and zone sub-quadrants" (e.g. The Warming Science Commentariat - 2).

I have the databases set up in a way that I can focus on relevant tide gauge stations, seaports, and now weather stations, within a small area.

IMO, the use of temperature and sea level change data within those relatively small zones can better inform those who live and work in those zones.

Here are the zones that qualify with at least 1 PSMSL tide gauge station, at least 1 seaport, and at least 1 weather station:

1) Zone AA.SW.SE [lat (67.5, 60) lon (-150, -165)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 18
   WPS ports in this zone: 14

2) Zone AA.SE.NE [lat (75, 67.5) lon (-120, -135)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 6
   WPS ports in this zone: 6

3) Zone AA.SE.SW [lat (67.5, 60) lon (-135, -150)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 4
   GISS stations in this zone: 33
   WPS ports in this zone: 13

4) Zone AB.NE.SE [lat (82.5, 75) lon (-60, -75)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 2
   WPS ports in this zone: 1

5) Zone AC.SE.SW [lat (67.5, 60) lon (-15, -30)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 7
   WPS ports in this zone: 22

6) Zone AC.SE.SE [lat (67.5, 60) lon (0, -15)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 3
   WPS ports in this zone: 18

7) Zone AD.NW.SW [lat (82.5, 75) lon (15, 0)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 1
   WPS ports in this zone: 2

8) Zone AD.SW.NE [lat (75, 67.5) lon (30, 15)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 6
   GISS stations in this zone: 11
   WPS ports in this zone: 28

9) Zone AD.SW.SW [lat (67.5, 60) lon (15, 0)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 7
   GISS stations in this zone: 15
   WPS ports in this zone: 44

10) Zone AD.SW.SE [lat (67.5, 60) lon (30, 15)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 17
   GISS stations in this zone: 23
   WPS ports in this zone: 81

11) Zone AD.SE.NW [lat (75, 67.5) lon (45, 30)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 4
   WPS ports in this zone: 5

12) Zone AE.SW.NW [lat (75, 67.5) lon (75, 60)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 1
   WPS ports in this zone: 1

13) Zone AE.SW.NE [lat (75, 67.5) lon (90, 75)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 2
   WPS ports in this zone: 3

14) Zone AF.SW.NW [lat (75, 67.5) lon (135, 120)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 2
   WPS ports in this zone: 1

15) Zone AG.NW.NW [lat (60, 52.5) lon (-165, -180)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 2
   WPS ports in this zone: 6

16) Zone AG.NW.NE [lat (60, 52.5) lon (-150, -165)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 3
   GISS stations in this zone: 5
   WPS ports in this zone: 42

17) Zone AG.NW.SW [lat (52.5, 45) lon (-165, -180)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 1
   WPS ports in this zone: 2

18) Zone AG.NE.NW [lat (60, 52.5) lon (-135, -150)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 3
   GISS stations in this zone: 8
   WPS ports in this zone: 14

19) Zone AG.NE.NE [lat (60, 52.5) lon (-120, -135)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 4
   GISS stations in this zone: 74
   WPS ports in this zone: 47

20) Zone AG.NE.SE [lat (52.5, 45) lon (-120, -135)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 18
   GISS stations in this zone: 118
   WPS ports in this zone: 102

21) Zone AG.SE.NE [lat (45, 37.5) lon (-120, -135)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 9
   GISS stations in this zone: 74
   WPS ports in this zone: 48

22) Zone AG.SE.SE [lat (37.5, 30) lon (-120, -135)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 15
   WPS ports in this zone: 8

23) Zone AH.NW.NE [lat (60, 52.5) lon (-90, -105)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 36
   WPS ports in this zone: 1

24) Zone AH.NE.SE [lat (52.5, 45) lon (-60, -75)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 17
   GISS stations in this zone: 129
   WPS ports in this zone: 66

25) Zone AH.SW.SW [lat (37.5, 30) lon (-105, -120)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 5
   GISS stations in this zone: 150
   WPS ports in this zone: 16

26) Zone AH.SE.NW [lat (45, 37.5) lon (-75, -90)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 8
   GISS stations in this zone: 367
   WPS ports in this zone: 157

27) Zone AH.SE.NE [lat (45, 37.5) lon (-60, -75)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 17
   GISS stations in this zone: 129
   WPS ports in this zone: 147

28) Zone AH.SE.SW [lat (37.5, 30) lon (-75, -90)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 14
   GISS stations in this zone: 241
   WPS ports in this zone: 38

29) Zone AH.SE.SE [lat (37.5, 30) lon (-60, -75)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 2
   WPS ports in this zone: 3

30) Zone AI.NW.SW [lat (52.5, 45) lon (-45, -60)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 3
   GISS stations in this zone: 44
   WPS ports in this zone: 34

31) Zone AI.NE.NE [lat (60, 52.5) lon (0, -15)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 13
   GISS stations in this zone: 38
   WPS ports in this zone: 133

32) Zone AI.NE.SE [lat (52.5, 45) lon (0, -15)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 12
   GISS stations in this zone: 30
   WPS ports in this zone: 82

33) Zone AI.SE.NW [lat (45, 37.5) lon (-15, -30)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 4
   WPS ports in this zone: 5

34) Zone AI.SE.NE [lat (45, 37.5) lon (0, -15)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 5
   GISS stations in this zone: 37
   WPS ports in this zone: 31

35) Zone AI.SE.SW [lat (37.5, 30) lon (-15, -30)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 3
   WPS ports in this zone: 2

36) Zone AI.SE.SE [lat (37.5, 30) lon (0, -15)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 6
   GISS stations in this zone: 37
   WPS ports in this zone: 36

37) Zone AJ.NW.NW [lat (60, 52.5) lon (15, 0)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 40
   GISS stations in this zone: 42
   WPS ports in this zone: 186

38) Zone AJ.NW.NE [lat (60, 52.5) lon (30, 15)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 9
   GISS stations in this zone: 46
   WPS ports in this zone: 55

39) Zone AJ.NW.SW [lat (52.5, 45) lon (15, 0)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 19
   GISS stations in this zone: 145
   WPS ports in this zone: 67

40) Zone AJ.SW.NW [lat (45, 37.5) lon (15, 0)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 4
   GISS stations in this zone: 75
   WPS ports in this zone: 82

41) Zone AJ.SW.NE [lat (45, 37.5) lon (30, 15)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 14
   GISS stations in this zone: 144
   WPS ports in this zone: 114

42) Zone AJ.SW.SE [lat (37.5, 30) lon (30, 15)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 6
   GISS stations in this zone: 32
   WPS ports in this zone: 39

43) Zone AJ.SE.NW [lat (45, 37.5) lon (45, 30)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 3
   GISS stations in this zone: 158
   WPS ports in this zone: 25

44) Zone AL.NW.SE [lat (52.5, 45) lon (150, 135)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 9
   WPS ports in this zone: 13

45) Zone AL.NE.NW [lat (60, 52.5) lon (165, 150)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 7
   WPS ports in this zone: 2

46) Zone AL.SW.NW [lat (45, 37.5) lon (135, 120)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 3
   GISS stations in this zone: 71
   WPS ports in this zone: 32

47) Zone AL.SW.NE [lat (45, 37.5) lon (150, 135)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 20
   GISS stations in this zone: 39
   WPS ports in this zone: 33

48) Zone AL.SW.SW [lat (37.5, 30) lon (135, 120)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 48
   GISS stations in this zone: 120
   WPS ports in this zone: 100

49) Zone AL.SW.SE [lat (37.5, 30) lon (150, 135)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 35
   GISS stations in this zone: 61
   WPS ports in this zone: 49

50) Zone AM.NW.NW [lat (30, 22.5) lon (-165, -180)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 1
   WPS ports in this zone: 2

51) Zone AM.NW.SW [lat (22.5, 15) lon (-165, -180)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 1
   WPS ports in this zone: 1

52) Zone AM.NW.SE [lat (22.5, 15) lon (-150, -165)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 5
   GISS stations in this zone: 15
   WPS ports in this zone: 24

53) Zone AM.SW.SE [lat (7.5, 0) lon (-150, -165)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 2
   WPS ports in this zone: 1

54) Zone AN.NW.NE [lat (30, 22.5) lon (-90, -105)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 5
   GISS stations in this zone: 61
   WPS ports in this zone: 29

55) Zone AN.NW.SE [lat (22.5, 15) lon (-90, -105)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 52
   WPS ports in this zone: 16

56) Zone AN.NE.NW [lat (30, 22.5) lon (-75, -90)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 7
   GISS stations in this zone: 37
   WPS ports in this zone: 26

57) Zone AN.NE.SW [lat (22.5, 15) lon (-75, -90)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 3
   GISS stations in this zone: 36
   WPS ports in this zone: 43

58) Zone AN.NE.SE [lat (22.5, 15) lon (-60, -75)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 4
   GISS stations in this zone: 52
   WPS ports in this zone: 58

59) Zone AN.SE.NW [lat (15, 7.5) lon (-75, -90)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 34
   WPS ports in this zone: 32

60) Zone AN.SE.NE [lat (15, 7.5) lon (-60, -75)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 24
   WPS ports in this zone: 61

61) Zone AO.NE.NE [lat (30, 22.5) lon (0, -15)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 6
   WPS ports in this zone: 3

62) Zone AO.SE.SE [lat (7.5, 0) lon (0, -15)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 16
   WPS ports in this zone: 12

63) Zone AP.SE.NW [lat (15, 7.5) lon (45, 30)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 26
   WPS ports in this zone: 6

64) Zone AQ.NW.NW [lat (30, 22.5) lon (75, 60)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 31
   WPS ports in this zone: 10

65) Zone AQ.NW.NE [lat (30, 22.5) lon (90, 75)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 31
   WPS ports in this zone: 1

66) Zone AQ.NW.SW [lat (22.5, 15) lon (75, 60)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 3
   GISS stations in this zone: 8
   WPS ports in this zone: 14

67) Zone AQ.NW.SE [lat (22.5, 15) lon (90, 75)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 5
   GISS stations in this zone: 7
   WPS ports in this zone: 6

68) Zone AQ.NE.NE [lat (30, 22.5) lon (120, 105)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 83
   WPS ports in this zone: 17

69) Zone AQ.NE.SE [lat (22.5, 15) lon (120, 105)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 5
   GISS stations in this zone: 23
   WPS ports in this zone: 21

70) Zone AQ.SW.NW [lat (15, 7.5) lon (75, 60)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 3
   WPS ports in this zone: 3

71) Zone AQ.SW.NE [lat (15, 7.5) lon (90, 75)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 3
   GISS stations in this zone: 12
   WPS ports in this zone: 16

72) Zone AQ.SE.NW [lat (15, 7.5) lon (105, 90)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 4
   GISS stations in this zone: 22
   WPS ports in this zone: 24

73) Zone AQ.SE.NE [lat (15, 7.5) lon (120, 105)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 6
   WPS ports in this zone: 12

74) Zone AQ.SE.SW [lat (7.5, 0) lon (105, 90)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 7
   GISS stations in this zone: 19
   WPS ports in this zone: 43

75) Zone AR.NW.NW [lat (30, 22.5) lon (135, 120)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 5
   GISS stations in this zone: 24
   WPS ports in this zone: 20

76) Zone AR.NW.SE [lat (22.5, 15) lon (150, 135)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 1
   WPS ports in this zone: 1

77) Zone AR.NE.SE [lat (22.5, 15) lon (180, 165)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 1
   WPS ports in this zone: 1

78) Zone AR.SW.NW [lat (15, 7.5) lon (135, 120)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 3
   GISS stations in this zone: 37
   WPS ports in this zone: 54

79) Zone AR.SW.NE [lat (15, 7.5) lon (150, 135)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 7
   WPS ports in this zone: 4

80) Zone AR.SW.SW [lat (7.5, 0) lon (135, 120)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 16
   WPS ports in this zone: 17

81) Zone AR.SE.NE [lat (15, 7.5) lon (180, 165)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 1
   WPS ports in this zone: 1

82) Zone AR.SE.SW [lat (7.5, 0) lon (165, 150)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 10
   WPS ports in this zone: 3

83) Zone AR.SE.SE [lat (7.5, 0) lon (180, 165)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 2
   WPS ports in this zone: 2

84) Zone AS.NW.NW [lat (0, -7.5) lon (-165, -180)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 1
   WPS ports in this zone: 1

85) Zone AS.NW.SW [lat (-7.5, -15) lon (-165, -180)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 6
   WPS ports in this zone: 3

86) Zone AS.SE.NW [lat (-15, -22.5) lon (-135, -150)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 4
   WPS ports in this zone: 1

87) Zone AS.SE.SE [lat (-22.5, -30) lon (-120, -135)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 2
   WPS ports in this zone: 1

88) Zone AT.NE.NW [lat (0, -7.5) lon (-75, -90)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 35
   WPS ports in this zone: 11

89) Zone AT.SE.SE [lat (-22.5, -30) lon (-60, -75)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 21
   WPS ports in this zone: 9

90) Zone AU.SW.SW [lat (-22.5, -30) lon (-45, -60)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 26
   WPS ports in this zone: 9

91) Zone AU.SW.SE [lat (-22.5, -30) lon (-30, -45)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 1
   WPS ports in this zone: 7

92) Zone AV.SW.SE [lat (-22.5, -30) lon (30, 15)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 38
   WPS ports in this zone: 1

93) Zone AV.SE.NE [lat (-15, -22.5) lon (60, 45)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 10
   WPS ports in this zone: 10

94) Zone AV.SE.SW [lat (-22.5, -30) lon (45, 30)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 3
   GISS stations in this zone: 10
   WPS ports in this zone: 5

95) Zone AW.SE.NE [lat (-15, -22.5) lon (120, 105)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 12
   WPS ports in this zone: 5

96) Zone AW.SE.SE [lat (-22.5, -30) lon (120, 105)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 23
   WPS ports in this zone: 3

97) Zone AX.NW.SE [lat (-7.5, -15) lon (150, 135)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 11
   WPS ports in this zone: 10

98) Zone AX.SW.NE [lat (-15, -22.5) lon (150, 135)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 4
   GISS stations in this zone: 37
   WPS ports in this zone: 7

99) Zone AX.SE.NE [lat (-15, -22.5) lon (180, 165)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 10
   WPS ports in this zone: 11

100) Zone AX.SE.SW [lat (-22.5, -30) lon (165, 150)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 3
   GISS stations in this zone: 55
   WPS ports in this zone: 5

101) Zone AZ.NE.NE [lat (-30, -37.5) lon (-60, -75)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 30
   WPS ports in this zone: 19

102) Zone AZ.SE.NE [lat (-45, -52.5) lon (-60, -75)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 11
   WPS ports in this zone: 8

103) Zone AZ.SE.SE [lat (-52.5, -60) lon (-60, -75)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 4
   WPS ports in this zone: 12

104) Zone A0.NW.NW [lat (-30, -37.5) lon (-45, -60)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 3
   GISS stations in this zone: 29
   WPS ports in this zone: 20

105) Zone A0.NW.SW [lat (-37.5, -45) lon (-45, -60)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 2
   WPS ports in this zone: 2

106) Zone A1.NW.NE [lat (-30, -37.5) lon (30, 15)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 6
   GISS stations in this zone: 32
   WPS ports in this zone: 6

107) Zone A2.NE.NE [lat (-30, -37.5) lon (120, 105)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 41
   WPS ports in this zone: 3

108) Zone A3.NW.NE [lat (-30, -37.5) lon (150, 135)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 5
   GISS stations in this zone: 166
   WPS ports in this zone: 11

109) Zone A3.NE.NW [lat (-30, -37.5) lon (165, 150)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 47
   WPS ports in this zone: 6

110) Zone A3.NE.NE [lat (-30, -37.5) lon (180, 165)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 6
   WPS ports in this zone: 5

111) Zone A3.NE.SE [lat (-37.5, -45) lon (180, 165)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 8
   GISS stations in this zone: 8
   WPS ports in this zone: 15

112) Zone A3.SE.NE [lat (-45, -52.5) lon (180, 165)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 2
   GISS stations in this zone: 4
   WPS ports in this zone: 2

113) Zone A5.NE.NE [lat (-60, -67.5) lon (-60, -75)]

   PSMSL stations in this zone: 1
   GISS stations in this zone: 14
   WPS ports in this zone: 4


Links:
PSMSL website
GISS website
WPS website

Total Zones qualifying: 113
Total PSMSL (tide gauge) stations: 546
Total GISS (weather) stations: 4,024
Total WPS seaports: 2,852

Now, I am working on generating graphs which integrate the various types of data.

meanwhile ...



Sunday, February 21, 2016

It Is A Lovely Day In The Neighborhood

Man, I am excited.

Here in the lab, things are cool, after coming inside from the high 70's and low 80's while doing more gardening.

The two vegetable gardens are primed with new life in the form of seedlings of all sorts.

Some of the flower beds are invigorated.

The birds are singing as they feast on some of the suet and seed stations, a.k.a. feeders.

The cats all have new necklaces, a.k.a. collars.

The Dredd Blog editor edited all of the garden work.

Speaking of stations.

I completed the downloading and preliminary implementing of the GISS databases.

They are now located within the Dredd Blog SQL database system.

Man, over a million months of weather data, geological, and flora data about those stations.

To be exact, there are 4,813,380 monthly GISS temperature records within 401,115 annual temperature records at 7,364 weather stations.

The really neato part is that I have associated them with the Dredd Blog Zone, quadrant, and sub-quadrant system.

So now I can fuse them with the tide gauge stations and seaports within a small area, and graph the sea level change, temperatures, and the impact those have on seaports in that area over the years.

You know, something like Zone XX.YY.ZZ has ### weather stations, ### tide gauge stations, and ### seaports ... AND this is what the temperature, sea level, and ports have been doing since dirt was invented.

Anyway, I will write more after breakfast.