|Fig. 1 Salinity & steric volume change|
I am posting this follow-up to reiterate how important it is to, among other things, take any mean averages with a grain of salt.
The previous post was a look at one zone in WOD Layer Five, while today's graphs cover all zones in Layer Five.
|Fig. 2 Temperature & steric volume change|
And finally, it shows that my "5.1%" graph technique as to steric changes can also overstate thermosteric (thermal expansion) sea level change.
|Fig. 3 Four Panel View|
For example, notice Fig.4 (was Fig. 2 in the previous post of this series).
It shows thermal expansion in Zone 7307 of Layer Five, while today's graph of the entire layer does not.
Regular readers know that Dredd Blog consistently points out that sea level is different, even from zone to zone, contrary to the problematic bathtub model discourse (The Bathtub Model Doesn't Hold Water, 2, 3, 4).
The better practice is to acknowledge that there are geophysical realities to consider (The Ghost-Water Constant, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; The Gravity of Sea Level Change, 2, 3, 4).
|Fig. 4 (was Fig. 2 here)|
If one compares Fig. 3 with Fig. 2 that concept becomes more clear.
The gist of my point is that it is fine to use different types of graphs so long as details which enhance and contrast what is being displayed are made as clear as possible to the readership.
The previous post in this series is here.