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…

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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…

Curry’s sea-level rise study disputes climate-disaster predictions – In many cases, ‘half of the sea-level rise is really from land sinking’

By Valerie Richardson – The Washington Times For years, climate prognosticators have warned that human-caused global warming is fueling catastrophic sea-level rise, but now climatologist Judith Curry is rocking their boat. In her latest paper, Ms. Curry found that the current rising sea levels are not abnormal, nor can they be pinned on human-caused climate…

Inside The Acceleration Factory

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Nerem and Fasullo have a new paper called OBSERVATIONS OF THE RATE AND ACCELERATION OF GLOBAL MEAN SEA LEVEL CHANGE, available here. In it, we find the following statement: Both tide gauge sea level reconstructions and satellite altimetry show that the current rate of global mean sea level change is…

The clever ruse of rising sea levels

Alarmists try to frighten people, and stampede them into terrible energy decisions Jay Lehr and Tom Harris For the past 50 years, scientists have been studying climate change and the possibility of related sea level changes resulting from melting ice and warming oceans. Despite the common belief that increasing levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in…

Uneven rates of sea level rise tied to climate change

From Eurekalert Public Release: 3-Dec-2018 Findings could help improve regional sea level forecasts National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research The pattern of uneven sea level rise over the last quarter century has been driven in part by human-caused climate change, not just natural variability, according to a new study. The findings suggest…