2011-08-31 22:42:25NASA Satellites Detect Pothole on Road to Higher Seas
Rob Painting
Rob
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Post is here. Got the okay from Alan Buis and Josh Willis (NASA JPL) to re-post it here. I'm writing up a companion piece (and will link the two together), because I don't think it's well known how much water mass is exchanged between the oceans and land during the ENSO phases. My take on this (the title) will have a different emphasis too. 

Oh, and JC or Dana, if you could add the little green box to indicate it is a re-post from NASA JPL, and remove me as the author, that would just be dandy. Even dandier would be if someone told me how to add the little green box.

2011-09-01 03:26:31
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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To add a greenbox you go into the HTML code (click the HTML button next to the question mark), and then type

<p class="greenbox">text you want in the greenbox</p>

2011-09-01 07:33:05
Rob Painting
Rob
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Cheers!

2011-09-01 14:56:22
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
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Nicely done Rob.  I was actually wondering what the heck was going on with the global sea levels-- it is quite the (transient) dip.  The lastest data (last two blue data points) from AVISO show that the GSL is probably rebounding again.

2011-09-01 22:40:00
Hoskibui

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I like this post - thumbs up.

2011-09-01 22:59:40
MarkR
Mark Richardson
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I like it.

 

Are you going to include pictures of what it really means in your side post? ENORMOUS floods in Columbia, Pakistan & Australia... and pretty hefty ones in South Africa too iirc.

2011-09-02 00:30:16
Rob Painting
Rob
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Yeah, you've got it Mark, that's exactly how I've approached it. I think sometimes you have to hammer people over the head for them to grasp the obvious.

I know it's been suspected for a long time, but now the data is confirming that the short-term fluctuations in SLR are mostly water mass exchanges with the land, rather than thermosteric change.

I'm just having a hard time finding a suitable graph to show the relationship between ENSO & SLR, might have to run with the one I've got. (2nd hand via Nerem (2010).

What would be cool, is a set of thumbnails with all the epic flood events, so readers could click on each one and go straight to a clip of the floods. Static images don't really convey the full fury of a flood. I have hyper-linked the floods at the mo, but most readers don't click on the links.

2011-09-02 07:11:16
MarkR
Mark Richardson
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What do you get if you use the raw data for SLR?

 

NINO3.4 temperatures with a variety of lags checked against the residuals from a linear trend of the Boulder SLR data?

2011-09-03 00:16:38
Rob Painting
Rob
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A jumbled mess with the seasonal signal included - at a guess. I've gone down a different route. See post here. One day we'll get that tutorial on creating graphs, that was discussed here.

2011-09-04 17:31:02Don't forget 1998
Glenn Tamblyn

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Rob. I Like it!

 

One extra thing you might add if it is easy. The graph not only shows a serious drop currently due to La Nina. It also shows the 1998 El Nino associated with a steep rise - use the alternate pattern to reinforce the overall ENSO impact.