That previous post detailed Layer Zero through Layer Sixteen, in terms of comparing sea level rise to ocean water temperatures at all depths and in all layers.
In other words, we are looking deeper into the non-intuitive, non-thermal expansion, non-bathtub model, and non-mythical components (the zones) of that layer of the world oceans.
The 'a' view shows the total sea level rise in a given zone, together with the estimated contributions of Antarctica, Greenland, and Land Glaciers (the sea level rise at the three geographical locations add up to the combined total sea level rise pictured in the upper left pane).
"Displacement," "ghost water," and "thermal expansion" contributions to the total sea level rise are graphed.
The lesson to be learned from this approach is that even zones within a layer can have mild to severe differences.
Finally, the 'c' view of these graphs shows that zones within a layer, and even complete layers themselves, can be above, below, or about equal to the global mean average as calculated using satellite data.
Local areas can be assisted when data specific to their "zone" is provided to them.
Other officials in other zones in the same layer may not need to take the same precautions as those officials in Zone 3417 may need to.
So, there you have it.
The general focus we have provided (the sea level, the ocean temperatures, and the ocean salinity) has been done in a manner that utilizes ten degree latitude by ten degree longitude zones as a conceptual building block.
The motto for this endeavor, the motto we come away with, in terms of engineering coastal structures and sea ports, is: "focus on your area, not on 'everyone's area', because there is no such place as 'everyone's area' when it comes to local reaction to sea level."
The notion that we can ignore the reality of what is taking place is utterly unthinkable.
It must not be done at the expense of watching all of the subsurface temperatures and salinity:
More recently on another front, one writer summed it up as follows:
"The subject is actually extremely serious. OMG amounts to a comprehensive attempt, using ships, planes, and other research tools, to understand what’s happening as warm seas creep into large numbers of fjords that serve as avenues into the vast ice sheet — many of which contain large and partly submerged glaciers that are already melting and contributing to sea-level rise."(OMG: Oceans Melting Greenland).
"Greenland is, in fact, the largest global contributor to rising seas — adding about a millimeter per year to the global ocean, NASA says — and it has 7.36 potential meters (over 24 feet) to give. The question is how fast it could lose that ice, and over five years, OMG plans to pull in enough data to give the best answer yet"
The previous post in this series is here.