Another blast from the past.
Maybe you haven’t heard, but it can’t snow in the UK. It’s a thingy of the past. Like the dinosaurs and home mild delivery.
It must be CGI snow falling from the skies. :-)
That’s not snow mate, that’s Glowball Warming.
The thermal gradient in a gravitational field has been confirmed by over 800 experiments since 2002. Details are in “Planetary Surface Temperatures. A Discussion of Alternative Mechanisms.”
This autonomous “lapse rate” fully explains that “33 degrees of warming” without any need for any greenhouse effect.
All should read this comment by, Geoff Wood, qualified in astrophysics.
The following are excerpts ..
As Doug has said about a dozen times, gravity modifies the mean free path between collisions. That is ‘every’ upward, ‘every’ downward ‘every’ sideways, ‘every’, ‘every’ free molecular path between collisions is modified. Therefore it is impossible for the modified ‘collisions’ that result, not to impart the gravitational ‘information’ into the macroscopic development of the gravitational thermal profile. This is the ‘diffusion’ process.
At this point, we have a reasonable depiction of the thermal profile of ANY atmosphere. FROM BASIC PHYSICS.
Given a simple reason why any atmosphere tends towards this isentropic profile as depicted and described by entry level physics, why would anyone look for a more complicated reason to explain what we already know!
The point which Geoff and I make is that the “33 degrees of warming” supposedly caused by water vapour and carbon dioxide etc was already there due to the effect of gravity on the atmosphere. This happens on all planets, and also fully explains why the poles of Venus are over 720K, even though they receive less than 1W/m^2 of direct insolation from the Sun. For more detail read my article “The 21st Century New Paradigm Shift in Climate Change Science” easily found with Google. I’ve also recorded an introductory 10 minute video here http://youtu.be/r8YbyfqUvfY
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow … just started snowing heavily here in Frome. Fine powdery snow
Still waiting for snow in High Wycombe.
Hey off topic, but can someone help me with this?
Check the high temperatures at Sydney Airport, and Bankstown and Camden. When you click through you get a half hourly measurement but those measurements are a one or two degrees lower than the recorded maximum. At Sydney Airport, it jumped from 44.3 C at 03:30 PM up to 46.4 C at 02:32 PM (just two minutes later). Note that temperature was pretty steady all around that time of day in the 44.5 C range. What gives here?
Do other people already know about what goes on with these maximum temps?
I collected some screen shots and plotted the data, looks strange. I would appreciate if someone could check this in case I’m just confused but it seems that every maximum temp is an outlier of at least a whole degree from the main heat of the day (at multiple stations). That must surely be unusual.
I think I might have an explanation for what is going on.
The new computerized AWS (Automatic Weather Station) uses a tiny bit of platinum wire as a resistance thermometer, which has low thermal mass and these devices are very fast. As a consequence, they easily detect brief fluctuations in temperature. In contrast, the old James Six thermometers with the mechanical marker in the tube, have the higher thermal mass of the mercury bulb and thus would not be able to measure such brief time periods. This makes modern maximum temperatures much more likely to break records where those records were measured with older equipment.
However, then the AWS is used to generate a half-hourly series, I’m moderately certain some sort of averaging must happen there, because the quick fluctuations don’t show in the series, that’s why we very regularly see the day maximum sitting well clear of the series trend line for that day.
I might also point out that the maximum temperature of the day is what goes into the long-term climate trends, and NOT the temperature series data for that particular day. If anyone has a URL where this effect has already been noted then please tell me!
Birmingham airport’s shut (Probably about 1″ has fallen, if they’re running to true, modern, British form!).
Schools will be shut – Elf ‘n’ Safety! Met Office issues severe weather warnings!, shops emptied by panic buying. (Well, we may get “snowed in” for a day!
Oh dear! That thing of the past is playing havoc in the UK.
2:08PM GMT 18 Jan 2013
Snow threatens fragile UK economy
Heavy snowfall expected over the weekend could be the “tipping point” for an economy teetering on the edge of a triple-dip recession, a leading economist warned today.
18 January 2013
UK snow: panic buying hits supermarkets as shelves stripped bare
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