Thursday, August 12, 2010

As promised, here are some more detailed images of my space-time map diagrams. They are of course hyper-simplified space-time diagrams, if this were not the case they would lose all symbolic meaning and be completely unreadable(with the Earth moving through space over time and everything). The primary purpose of these maps was to track the rise of sea levels in afew significant locations over the next 500 years. The grey lines indicate current sea levels, the red lines indicate sea levels between now and the mid 23rd century. The purple lines indicate sea levels from the mid 23rd to middle 24rth century and the blue lines indicate sea levels from 24th century onward. In the rendering these diagrams I found these colors mixing unexpected ways. This may be the result of some seismic activity which I haven't detected in my research, however this is most likely the result of tides advancing and retreating and the redistribution of sand bars through the process of erosion over the next 500 years.
It is difficult to track this trend further into the future as these diagrams show a sea level of 14 meters above the current level, which would mean that the worlds' oceans would be so dilute with fresh water that ocean currents would totally cease, resulting in an ice-age. This ice-age would cause sea levels to drop drastically, but the areas depicted in these maps would then be covered in icecap.
It is a question which demands more research.

Here we see the Bai des Chaleur, in northern New Brunswick. Specifically: Bathurst NB, I find myself nonplussed in the knowledge that my parents' home will be completely submerged within 500 years.

Below we see the bay of Fundy/Tantramar Marsh area, the lower right hand portion of the image being the lowland marsh with the dense sea level activity, bad news for Sackville and Amherst . The left area of the map being the Fundy region which has the highest tides in the world; alot of cliffs, so not alot of action there.

Note the sea level/fauna/time correlation in the color coding.
Below we have a portion of the Petitcodiac River. Interestingly, this part of the river which goes through Mocton and Riverview got turned into a muddy tidal shit hole when a causeway went in in the 1990s. This map shows that within the next 200 years the causeway will be overwhelmed and the river will be back to it regular flow, its just a bit constipated now.

Note the junction points for the SV-2 transportation system.

While my research far too complicated for laymen to reproduce, I have found a fun map site for looking at sea level change.