A Sea Level Rise Conundrum – Greenland’s Cycles

By Jim Steele After France fell to the Nazis, Britain desperately prepared for an invasion. The United States shuttled hundreds of planes to England via the Snowball Route, a series of secret bases on Newfoundland, Greenland and Iceland. But in 1942 one squadron never completed the journey. A sudden July storm forced 8 planes to…

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Sea Level and Effective N

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Over in the Tweeterverse, I said I wasn’t a denier, and I challenged folks to point out what they think I deny. Brandon R. Gates took up the challenge by claiming that I denied that sea level rise is accelerating. I replied: Brandon, IF such acceleration exists it is meaninglessly…

What’s Natural? Changing Sea Levels – Part 1

web version of column article published in Pacifica Tribune February 13, 2019 by Jim Steele Local sea levels appear to rise when ocean volumes increase, but also when the land sinks. Scientists increasingly warn that coastal cities are sinking much faster than ocean volumes are rising. Pumping out groundwater not only causes lands to sink,…

Sea level rise whiplash

Reposted from Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on February 8, 2019 by curryja | 18 Comments by Judith Curry Some recent sea level rise publications, with implications for how we think about the worst case scenario for the 21st century. Less than 3 months ago, I published my Special Report on Sea Level and…

Sea Level Rise (SLR) Satellite Altimetry—Fit for Purpose?

by Rud Istvan, ctm and I were having lunch recently near our mutually admired South Florida coral reef system, and over conversation we started speculating about ARGO. I brought up Jason2 SLR as an analog. WUWT readers can see my 2016 WUWT guest post: ‘Sea Level Rise, Acceleration, and Closure’ for details. That ctm lunch…

Antarctica and “alarming” Sea Level Rise

By Rud Istvan, WUWT reader KS of North Dakota emailed a request to ctm based on reading ‘alarming’ Wired journalism concerning $50 million being spent to further study the ‘dangerous’ Thwaites glacier in Antarctica. KS asked if WUWT could perhaps produce a factual overview. ctm asked me to provide it, since I had written an…

Sea level oscillations in Japan and China since the start of the 20th century and consequences for coastal management – Part 1: Japan

Albert Parker https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.12.031 Highlights Japan has strong quasi-20 and quasi-60 years low frequencies sea level fluctuations. These periodicities translate in specific length requirements of tide gauge records. 1894/1906 to present, there is no sea level acceleration in the 5 long-term stations. Those not affected by crustal movement (4 of 5) do not even show a…