Sea Level Rise: Regional

I’ve decided to apply some area weighting to my sea level estimate based on my new method.


I’ve just begun, and so far I have defined two regions: the east and west coasts of North America. Only when I’ve done all the regional estimates for the entire world, will I combine those to form a global estimate. I’m not sure when I’ll get done, but I’ll keep readers in the loop.

I’m not sure how I want to divide the global distribution into regions; the first two are examples of one possibility, I may change my mind. I’m open to suggestion.

For the moment, here’s what I’ve found regionally. For the North Amerian east coast:

The sea level regional reconstruction is:

The rate of sea level rise/fall is:

For the North America west coast:

The sea level regional reconstruction is:

The rate of sea level rise/fall is:

I will eventually post the output data, when I finally figure out how to get WordPress to allow me to post a plain old ordinary text file without preventing it for “security reasons.” That’s when I’ll also re-post the code for my R alignment program so the indentation won’t be left out (which will make it so much easier to read).

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4 responses to “Sea Level Rise: Regional

  1. Brynjolfur Thorvardsson

    I guess you could share any type of file by zipping it and posting it to a file-sharing site, and then put a link into your blog.

  2. I’ve been toying with the idea of kriging to a grid box that extends about 2000km off the US Atlantic coast. This could then be compared to the satellite data for the same grid. Repeat for the Pacific coast.

    Though I doubt that the kriged values would be much different than using straight averages.

  3. That’s the entire east coast of North America?
    I beg to differ, eh! :-)