2018-05-10 06:03:28 UTC
There seems to be some surprise in Dogpatch that the entire ocean's sea
level is not rising at exactly the same rate.
Hillbillies need to be reminded evvy day the world is not as simple-minded
as they imagins et ar.
Ocean Surface Topography
Orbiting spacecrafts make highly accurate measurements of the height
of the ocean surface - commonly called 'sea level' - to gather
long-term information about the world's ocean and its currents. These
measurements provide information about the topography of the ocean's
surface, which is used to study weather, climate, and other dynamic
ocean phenomena. Ocean surface topography data also have many other
applications, such as in fisheries management, navigation and offshore
Ocean and land topography are defined exactly the same way. Both give
the height of the ocean or land above the geoid. The geoid is the
shape the sea surface would have if all the currents and tides
The height (or "relief") of the sea surface is caused by both gravity
(which doesn't change much over 100s of years) and the dynamic
(always changing) ocean circulation. In this figure, the colors
represent higher- or lower-than-normal sea-surface height.
Accurate measurements of ocean surface topography are important for
studying ocean tides, circulation and the amount of heat the ocean
holds. The observations are used to help predict short-term changes in
weather and longer-term climate patterns.
Tides and currents are the 2 major factors that contribute to the
dynamic topography of the ocean's surface. If our oceans had no tides
or currents, the sea surface would assume the shape of the geoid.
These "gravity anomaly" maps show where Earth's gravity field based on
Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment (GRACE) data differs from a
simplified Earth model that is perfectly smooth and featureless. Areas
colored yellow, orange, or red are areas where the actual gravity
field is large, such as the Himalayan Mountains in Central Asia (top
left of the left-hand globe) - while the progressively darker shades
of blue indicate places where the gravity field is smaller-such as the
area around Hudson Bay in Canada (top center of right-hand globe).
BREAKING NEWS: A BURST DAM IN KENYA HAS CAUSED "HUGE DESTRUCTION OF BOTH
LIFE AND PROPERTY", OFFICIALS SAY
Montana Floods Force Mandatory Evacuations of 60 Missoula Homes
The Weather Channel, 09 May 2018 14:47Z
China's ZTE stops major operations following US export ban
ABC News, 09 May 2018 15:53Z
Drowning in dust: dealing with extreme weather
The Hindu, 09 May 2018 18:09Z
Climate Signals# @ClimateSignals 09 May 2018 18:57Z
Study: #HurricaneHarvey's disastrous rains directly linked to the amount of
heat stored in the ocean https://buff.ly/2wmGebo via @washingtonpost
Climate Signals# @ClimateSignals 09 May 2018 20:55Z
At Utqia#vik (Barrow), on #Alaska's Arctic coast, this year's Jan-Apr
average of 1.2°F is more than 10°F above the 1981-2010 norm and the warmest
in 96 years of recordkeeping https://buff.ly/2Kamaex via @wunderground
Malaysia's Mahathir makes shock return after upset election win
ABC News, 10 May 2018
Mahathir Mohamad pledges his new govt will not seek "revenge" against
political opponents after his upset win in Malaysia's election.
[Former PM Najib Razak may now have cause to worry. It's a sign of
how sick and tired of sleaze they were to vote for Mahathir whose own
administration in the 1980s was beset by corruption allegations. The
FBI's Kleptocracy Unit is investigation where $4.5 bn from Malaysia's
sovereign wealth funds under Najib has disappeared, a chunk of it
apparently making its way into numbered accounts in Switzerland].
Living in Wyndham, the hottest town in Australia, where roads melt and your
* WA just had its second hottest April on record and its driest in 24 years
* Why has this autumn felt more like summer?
* WA's iron ore mine closure leaves Wyndham locals jobless, 'ashamed'
ABC News, 10 May 2018 8:00am
Paul Cavanagh has lived in Wyndham, Western Australia's northernmost town,
for 22 years. He describes it as a friendly little place, which at times
feels like an oven.
He once saw a road get so hot, the bitumen melted and trickled into the
WA budget: Foreign property buyers hit with increased surcharge
ABC News, 09 May 2018 21:36Z
The WA Government will hit foreign property buyers with a 7 per cent
surcharge on their purchases, in a move to be announced in this afternoon's
The move, confirmed by Treasurer Ben Wyatt, represents an increase on
previous plans for the surcharge that is due to come into effect from Jan 1.
Previously the Government had vowed to implement a 4 per cent surcharge on
all residential property purchases by foreigners, but Mr Wyatt said the
decision would provide the state a much-needed revenue boost.
Council tears up 'handball court' after residents complain about noisy children
ABC News, 10 May 2018
A concrete slab used by local children for handball in a small Kelvin Grove
park is ripped up by Brisbane City Council just months after it was laid due
to noise complaints.
Novartis and AT&T Spoke to Mueller's Office About Payments to Michael Cohen
New York Times, 10 May 2018 01:02Z
WEATHER AUTHORITY: Las Vegas hits record 105-degrees today
News3LV, 10 May 2018 02:40Z
US talks to oil producers about increasing output
Sam Fleming and Ed Crooks, Financial Times
Oil price shoots higher as Trump axes Iran nuclear deal
Financial Times, 09 May 2018 11:16Z
US Pullout From Iran Nuclear Deal May Unsettle Oil Markets
New York Times, 09 May 2018 20:11Z
Wall Street lifted by oil prices after Trump pulls out of Iran deal, AMP to
face angry investors
ABC News, 09 May 2018 22:01Z
Australian shares are set to follow Wall Street higher, as surging oil
prices boosted US energy stocks.
AMP shareholders to vent wrath at AGM as company issues unreserved apology
ABC News, 10 May 2018
AMP interim chief Mike Wilkins issues an unreserved apology and says the
fact half the board is due to depart reflects the gravity of issues raised
in the banking royal commission.
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