Saturday, April 20, 2019

The World According To Measurements - 23

Fig. 1 Greenland SLC "fingerprints"
I. Background

The subject matter and data presented in this post today is related to at least four Dredd Blog series (The World According To Measurements, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22; On Thermal Expansion & Thermal Contraction, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41; Beyond Fingerprints: Sea Level DNA, 2; and Countries With Sea Level Change, 2, 3).

If you have not delved into the thermal expansion and contraction hypothesis (TEACH) in the current oceanography doctrine of some scientists, you may not be aware of the issue I take with it (The Bathtub Model Doesn't Hold Water, 2, 3, 4, 5).

My criticism of that hypothesis is that it claims that "most" sea level rise (SLR) in the 20th century was caused by thermal expansion.

That "most" percentage has gone from over half in the original claim, down to one third lately.

Fig. 2 Antarctica SLC "fingerprints"
Yes, even as the oceans continue to warm the proponents of that hypothesis are backtracking by decreasing their claim.

I have always maintained that thermal expansion and contraction has always been a minor part of SLC, so today's post furnishes measurements so that you can measure their hypothesis (and wonder who would want to blame it on the Sun rather than blaming it on Humble Oil-Qaeda).

II. Only Countries With SLC Are Relevant

Fig. 3 Greenland, Antarctica, Svalbard
Glacier Bay, & Patagonia SLC "fingerprints"
The Appendix to this post (Appendix-World According To Measurements - 23) details both thermosteric impacts and Cryosphere impacts on SLC in countries with:
1) tide gauge stations,
2) more than one "Coastline Code."
(Some of the significance of using  Coastline Codes is discussed here).

The TEACH hypothesis is one of the results of the "bathtub myth model" (BMM) which holds that the ocean is like a bathtub so that when melt water is added to it the oceans rise uniformly everywhere like a bathtub does when water is added to it.

The graphics at Fig. 1, Fig. 2, and Fig. 3 show how utterly falsified that hypothesis is.

III. Conclusion

Once again, the appendix to today's post is here.

Today's post is brought to you as a public service by Dredd Blog.

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

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