Thursday, January 22, 2009


















Reference: Thai firms not ready for climate change, Bangkok Post, January 22, 2009

It is reported that "Southeast Asia is facing problems from rising sea levels that bring more frequent flooding in coastal zones and river basins" (Thai firms not ready for climate change, Bangkok Post, January 22, 2009). It is noteworthy that none of these flooding events has been reported in the media. It should also be noted that there are several sea level measuring stations in the area that are monitorned by the University of Hawaii sea level center and these data are freely available online. I have examined these data in a time series from 1996 to 2008 and i have not found any trend in the data. Interested parties may evaluate the data for themselves. They may be found at http://uhslc.soest.hawaii.edu/.

Cha-am Jamal
Thailand

2 comments:

goooooood girl said...

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Anonymous said...

You should explain how you examined the data to reach your conclusion. A linear regression on annual mean sea level over the period shows a positive trend equating to a rise of about 3cm. This is despite the inclusion of one year when the levels for the 3 months of lowest sea level (JFM) were missing, resulting in an annual mean that was almost certainly higher than reality.