05-15-2011, 03:09 AM

A new paper on sea level counters the claims of the IPCC et al.

Full paper here:

http://www.jcronline.org/doi/pdf/10.2112...10-00157.1

Quote:HOUSTON, J.R. and DEAN, R.G., 2011. Sea-level acceleration based on U.S. tide gauges and extensions of previous

global-gauge analyses. Journal of Coastal Research, 27(3), 409–417. West Palm Beach (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.

Without sea-level acceleration, the 20th-century sea-level trend of 1.7 mm/y would produce a rise of only approximately

0.15 m from 2010 to 2100; therefore, sea-level acceleration is a critical component of projected sea-level rise. To determine

this acceleration, we analyze monthly-averaged records for 57 U.S. tide gauges in the Permanent Service for Mean Sea

Level (PSMSL) data base that have lengths of 60–156 years. Least-squares quadratic analysis of each of the 57 records

are performed to quantify accelerations, and 25 gauge records having data spanning from 1930 to 2010 are analyzed. In

both cases we obtain small average sea-level decelerations. To compare these results with worldwide data, we extend the

analysis of Douglas (1992) by an additional 25 years and analyze revised data of Church and White (2006) from 1930 to

2007 and also obtain small sea-level decelerations similar to those we obtain from U.S. gauge records.

Full paper here:

http://www.jcronline.org/doi/pdf/10.2112...10-00157.1

"Correlation is NOT Causation"