18 Stations with good data ended in 2008

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. 


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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.



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15 Responses to 18 Stations with good data ended in 2008

  1. Latitude says:

    “What are they comparing their data to?”

    Another satellite and computer game…….

    • suyts says:

      Yes, no reality to compare to. Zero records of tidal gauges for the entire continent of Africa that have a continuity of missing no more than 1 year from 1981 to 2010, 2009, or 2008. None for the Arabian peninsula nor India. Same for the entire western seaboard of S. America.

      I honestly thought it would be better than that. 😐

  2. Mike Davis says:

    James: The data exists but you can not get it because you just want to find problems with the reported results! 8)

  3. kelly liddle says:

    What’s wrong with finding problems? If the aim is to be scientific and not a proper ganda machine then all of this data from any country should be freely available and easy to access

    • Mike Davis says:

      It is a reference to Phil Jones and his reply to a person that wanted his original data to try to replicate the temperature record that Jones provides.
      I am on the same page as you are and have come to believe that James and Latitude are also. But we do tend to be a touch sarcastic in our comments.
      You will either see 😉 or 8) as evidence! Sometimes! 😉

    • suyts says:

      Kelly, Mike was just using a little sarcasm in his humor……… using the freed e-mails as a source of the humor.(P. Jones)

      I knew the data was a bit squirrely, but I’m really disappointed as to how bad it really is.

      We’ll keep plodding along. We’ll find the mistakes and we’ll highlight them. Its just going to take a while.

  4. suyts says:

    lol, I should refresh before I post……

  5. Billy Liar says:

    I believe the IPCC went to satellite sea level data because it’s easier to fudge homogenize.

    They didn’t count on Envisat.

    • suyts says:

      Yeh, after I’m done with the tidal gauges, I hope to tie it the sat. data. I just thought it best to start at the start. Being charitable, it seems they have made assumptions which wasn’t very well grounded.

    • Mike Davis says:

      The problem with satellite, besides some obvious problems, they need more that a hundred years of records to see the beginnings of any trends and some claim ten time that. They can pick, which they did, the tide gauges that support their agenda. Satellites really do not measure sea level they measure a proxy for sea level from which they extrapolate, make a wild ass guess, global sea level!

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