Tag Archives: Sea level

The Sea Level Cycles Get More Elusive

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In my last post on the purported existence of the elusive ~60-year cycle in sea levels as claimed in the recent paper “Is there a 60-year oscillation in global mean sea level?”, I used a tool … Continue reading

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The Elusive ~ 60-year Sea Level Cycle

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was referred to a paywalled paper called “Is there a 60-year oscillation in global mean sea level?”  The authors’ answer to the eponymous question is “yes”, in fact, their answer boils down to “dangbetcha … Continue reading

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Sea Water Level, Fresh Water Tilted

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Among the recent efforts to explain away the effects of the ongoing “pause” in temperature rise, there’s an interesting paper by Dr. Anny Cazenave et al entitled “The Rate of Sea Level Rise”, hereinafter Cazenave14. … Continue reading

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What to do about The Flood Next Time

Guest Post by Kip Hansen Note: The text of this essay is a bit long, even for me. It quotes a NY Times article, and I comment on it. The entire essence is contained in two simple posters at the … Continue reading

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Sunny Spots Along the Parana River

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In a comment on a recent post, I was pointed to a study making the following surprising claim: Here, we analyze the stream flow of one of the largest rivers in the world, the Parana … Continue reading

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Sunspots and Sea Level

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I came across a curious graph and claim today in a peer-reviewed scientific paper. Here’s the graph relating sunspots and the change in sea level: And here is the claim about the graph: Sea level … Continue reading

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Oh say can you see modern sea level rise from a geological perspective?

Guest post by David Middleton Experts say the IPCC underestimated future sea level rise A new study surveys 90 sea level rise experts, who say sea level rise this century will exceed IPCC projections Wednesday 4 December 2013 John Abraham … Continue reading

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The Marshall Islands and their Sea Level Changes

A short comment by Nils-Axel Mörner UPDATE: See the follow up post here: The Most Important Sea Level Graph This is the sea level graph (from Kwajalein) recently being circulated and claimed to show an alarming acceleration of a proposed general … Continue reading

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Dueling press releases on ice melt – one says ‘uncertainty is large’ the other quantifies a number

Once again, it looks like claims of ‘consensus’ are overblown. In our previous news item we have this: …ice sheets are the largest potential source of future sea level rise – and they also possess the largest uncertainty over their … Continue reading

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New study: Antarctic and Greenland ice sheet melt may be natural event, no consensus on cause

Ice sheets are the largest potential source of future sea level rise – and they also possess the largest uncertainty over their future behaviour From the University of Bristol Continuous satellite monitoring of ice sheets needed to better predict sea-level … Continue reading

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New study using GRACE data shows global sea levels rising less than 7 inches per century

Finds sea levels have risen over the past 9 years [2002-2011] at a rate of only 1.7 mm/yr, equivalent to 6.7 inches per century, matching tide gauge data rates. The paper corroborates the NOAA 2012 Sea Level Budget which finds … Continue reading

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The Sixth First Climate Refugees

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach For years now, folks have searched desperately for the “fingerprints” of human climate change. These are things that are supposed to reveal how and where humans are affecting the climate. One of these fingerprints, which … Continue reading

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NOAA exaggerates 2012 Greenland Ice Mass Loss by 10x

[UPDATE: Several commenters, including myself, have remarked on a mathematical error in the author's work. I note this here in the expectation that the author will return to clarify and perhaps amend his claims. Having made such public mistakes myself, … Continue reading

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Bloomberg’s Climate Fantasy

From the New York Daily News: The data doesn’t support him. The temperature rise seems to have slowed in the past few years, here is NYC’s Central Park data:

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-06-08 (June 8, 2013)  Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: There is no harm in doubt and skepticism, for it is through these that new … Continue reading

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Obama was right–‘the rise of the oceans began to slow’

From his June 4, 2008 speech on winning the Democratic primaries: “This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began to heal.” Here’s the proof: Ten year running mean sea level rise … Continue reading

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Australian sea level data highly exaggerated, only 5 inches by 2100

In a new analysis published in Volume 8 Issue 2 of Environmental Science Dr. Nils-Axel Morner suggests global sea levels will rise only about 5 inches by the year 2100. Axel Morner concludes that Australian government claims of a 1 … Continue reading

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Sea level rate of rise shown to be partially a product of adjustments

People send me stuff. Here we have another case of value added adjustments that increase the slope, much like temperature. This email forwarded from Steve Case reads as follows: The University of Colorado’s Sea Level Research Group just published the … Continue reading

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New paper in GRL shows that a 60-year oscillation in the global tide gauge sea level record has been discovered

Results suggest that global mean sea level may also be affected, though not yet fully confirmed. Hot off the heels of an admission by NASA JPL that the satellite derived sea level data is “spurious” due to a lack of … Continue reading

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Finally: JPL intends to get a GRASP on accurate sea level and ice measurements

A climate science bombshell: New proposal from NASA JPL admits to “spurious” errors in current satellite based sea level and ice altimetry, calls for new space platform to fix the problem. People send me stuff. Today it is a PowerPoint … Continue reading

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F10.7 Flux, Sea Level and the Holocene

Guest post by David Archibald George Orwell said,” He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.” Some amongst us have used that as an instruction manual and have attempted to create confusion … Continue reading

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Sea Level Acceleration: Not so Fast Recently

By Dr. Patrick Michaels from World Climate Report Sea level rise is a topic that we frequently focus on because of all the gross environmental alterations which may result from anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, it is perhaps the only one … Continue reading

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Part 2 of “On Sallenger et al (2012) – Hotspot of Accelerated Sea Level Rise on the Atlantic Coast of North America”

Guest post by Bob Tisdale This is a follow-up to my recent post On Sallenger et al (2012) – Hotspot of Accelerated Sea Level Rise on the Atlantic Coast of North America. It confirms a comment I made there and … Continue reading

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A refreshing change on sea level policy – use historical data rather than model projections

An update to what we reported here yesterday  – Science vs AGW Advocacy in North Carolina, from HamptonRoads.com: N.C. Senate approves sea level calculation bill The North Carolina Senate has approved a bill that ignores scientists’ warnings of rising sea … Continue reading

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Historical Imagery of Greenland Glaciers Lessens Sea Level Rise Alarm

By Pat Michaels via World Climate Report A new study using historical images of glaciers in southeast Greenland to investigate glacier response to climate changes suggests that the recently observed acceleration of ice loss from Greenland may not be a … Continue reading

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Is Sea Level Rise Accelerating?

Guest post by Paul Homewood     It is generally accepted that sea levels increased during the 20thC at a rate of about 185mm or about 7”. Furthermore studies suggest that there was no acceleration in this rate during that … Continue reading

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Back-testing the Solar – Sea Level Relationship

Guest post by David Archibald This is a little bit amusing. In February, I had a post on the solar – sea level relationship which quantified the sea level fall to come to the end of Solar Cycle 25: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/02/03/quantifying-sea-level-fall/Continue reading

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Ice capades – Some Himalayan Glaciers Growing, study suggests a negative sea level rise adjustment

I wonder if Rajenda Pachauri will call this “voodoo science“? A previous study by the UC Santa Barbara found that the Karakoram glaciers are mostly stagnating, possibly due to debris, the author said then that: “There is no ‘stereotypical’ Himalayan glacier,” … Continue reading

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Envisat’s satellite failure launches mysteries

I’ve been watching with interest and concern some of Steve Goddard’s postings on Envisat on the abrupt changes in their recent sea level data. To me, something didn’t seem quite right, and I expressed concerns privately along those lines that … Continue reading

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Fundamental questions on Isostasy and Mean Sea-Level

Guest post by Andi Cockroft Firstly, let me declare that I am not a current student of Geology or Geophysics. I studied Mathematics, Computer Science and Geology at University way back in the 60’s and I have focused my entire … Continue reading

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Flanders fearful flooded fields

From the University of British Columbia,  David Flanders is trying to scare Canadians over sea level rise. Only one problem, the math doesn’t work. Preparing for the flood: Visualizations help communities plan for sea-level rise Researchers at the University of … Continue reading

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Sea level still not cooperating with predictions

The university of Colorado has recently updated their sea level graph from the TOPEX satellite data. The 60 day smoothed trend is still stalled and shows no rise over what was seen since the peak in mid 2010: Data Raw … Continue reading

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Quote of the week: from the reductio ad absurdum file

This story is about why laws bowing to sea level worries will make signs like this at left more common in one Australian town. I’ve seen stupidity from local city governments before, but this one takes the cake. Residents of … Continue reading

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The battle over sea level in JCR

John Droz writes in with this: A few months ago a widely-publicized article by Houston and Dean was published in the Journal of Coastal Research (and on your site), noting that although sea-level is rising; the tide gauge data does not show any increased … Continue reading

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New sea level page from University of Colorado now up

As we surmised in earlier posts, the crozon.colorado.edu website was a test run. Here’s the newest graph from the revised http://sealevel.colorado.edu/ Updated: 2011-05-05 They write about the update:

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