Well, we’ve found 18 more tidal gauges that for some reason or another, the yearly data ends in 2008 after have good continuity since 1981. Most of them were around Europe. Finland, and Adriatic and NE of the English Channel. There was one on the north of Russia, 2 on the Korean side of the Sea of Japan and one on the Argentine islands at the Antarctica.
The graph of the mean sea level of these stations for the period of 1981-2008 is this……
Recall the map of the stations that had good continuity from 1981-2010……..
And then recall the stations that were discontinued at 2009.
So, basically, the entire north of Russia has been eliminated, though I’ve only 4 stations to use for that area. And also, all of Scandinavia as well as the coasts of Australia. Africa doesn’t seem to have ever been introduced to the concepts of tidal gauges, but I know this not to be true.
Here’s the plan to do. We’re going to go ahead and determine the sea level trends by the coasts we have data for. We know the amount of locations we have are inadequate for determining a global trend, but much of what we’re trying to show, isn’t so much of whether someone was right or wrong about estimating our sea-level, but more about how they can’t possibly know what the sea level was or wasn’t doing. Towards that end, I think we’re pretty much there. There’ll be more trudging through some data and looking for specific data sets in the areas that are lacking. Like, THE ENTIRE COASTAL AREA OF THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA!!!
This takes us a step closer to the satellite data. What are they comparing their data to? What did they compare their data to when calibrating and then the follow up? Well, …….it doesn’t look like they compared it to much……. more to follow.