|Fig. 1 History and Herstory|
I. Whoopie Do!
Why all this hoopla about going to Mars (Climate Change Is Turning Antarctica Green) ?
Whoopie do !
Who funds "Climate change is turning Antarctica green" types of gallows non-humor besides The Biggest Criminal Enterprise in History ... (don't you wonder sometimes why Oil-Qaeda doesn't move to Mars) ?
Yep, and leave us earthlings alone (You Are Here)!
But I digress.
|Fig. 2 Watts Up With That?|
The graph at Fig. 1 shows a similarity between temperature change and sea level change.
It is much more similar than sea level change compared to thermal expansion caused sea level change shown on a graph (Fig. 2).
The lack of evidence for "thermal expansion is the major cause of sea level rise in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries" is something that regular readers know I am researching and writing about.
I wonder sometimes if Humble Oil-Qaeda, a.k.a the Terrarists, are the only ones who know about it being warming temperatures, not thermal expansion, that is putting the ice sheets into the oceans and causing "sea rise."
II. New Science Toolbox
I am going to post "A Brief History of Thermal Expansion" soon, with graphs going back to the years shown in Fig. 1, because I have not seen any graphs that show realistic thermal expansion history going back that far.
Most graphs about that subject are like the graph patterns shown in Fig. 2 (going back only to the late nineteen sixties).
I am remodeling some software modules so they will use a very recent library (Thermodynamic Equation Of Seawater: TEOS Manual, PDF) for, among other things, the purpose of calculating the sorely needed thermal expansion coefficients.
The thermal expansion coefficient tables available and used in previous posts were inadequate to that reverse engineering task (see e.g. Fig. 1c @ The World According To Measurements - 3).
I have that TEOS library compiled and working, so all I need to do is splice it into the already existing modules that calculate thermal expansion going back only fifty years (we'll go back at least to 1880 then).
Here are some quotes from the documentation of the new thermodynamic tools, showing that it is sorely needed:
1 Introduction and FAQ(TEOS Website). For those who choose to use TEOS-10, they ask that we use this citation: "Note that when referring to the use of TEOS-‐‐10, it is the TEOS-‐‐10 Manual which should be referenced as IOC et al. (2010) [IOC, SCOR and IAPSO, 2010: The international thermodynamic equation of seawater – 2010: Calculation and use of thermodynamic properties. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Manuals and Guides No. 56, UNESCO (English), 196 pp.]. "
• What is TEOS-10?
"In 2010, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO) and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) jointly adopted a new standard for the calculation of the thermodynamic properties of seawater. This new standard, now also endorsed by the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), is called TEOS-10 and supercedes the old EOS-80 standard which has been in place for 30 years. It should henceforth be the primary means by which the properties of seawater are estimated."
There I did it.
See you soon with some thermal expansion history that will raise eyebrows.
The previous post in this series is here.