Saturday, February 23, 2019

Atmospheric Plume Report - Feb 23,2019

All our weather is determined by the character of our tropical atmospheric plumes.  These are set up by heat energy released from the oceans, and hot spots in the oceans are determined by ocean currents.  Carbon dioxide has no measurable effect in the real world (out of the lab) because atmospheric heat is carried up by convection (something that would good to measure).  The carbonistas just spin Rudyard Kipling-esque children stories.

This is the current state of the world.  The map shows warm, moist air, which carries perhaps 1000 times the heat energy of dry air.  Wouldn't that be nice to measure?

The beautiful Western Pacific which generates all the plumes hitting the rest of the world.  They are getting a magnificent typhoon, which sucks a lot of heat out of the oceans.  I speculate that the low pressure in the centre practically boils the water releasing heat energy at 1000 times the rate of every-day evaporation.  Another thing to measure, yet nobody does.

These typhoons really bugger up the plume generating system.

All of December we were hit with very strong plumes.  I now realize that it was the effect of a mini-El Nino, which caused a northern current reversal in the Pacific.  This kept us quite warm.  Now we are being lashed by very weak plumes, which can still raise heat from the Gulf of Mexico.  Toronto is going to have wild weather Sunday.

These strengthened plumes go off to the UK.  They are unbelievably strong and needle-thin.  They'll give alternating warm and cold blasts.  The UK deserves it, since they are the main fanatics driving carbon warming.

ps.  Look at the incredible speed of the air squished between two systems.  That 120 km/hr wind is going to hit Toronto like an express train.  Hold onto your hats!  I'm glad the greenhouse isn't up yet, it would end up in the next city.


Neil T said...

Hola H... Currently in Catalunya and basking under a big sweaty ARS which us going to be sitting on us for a week. Looks chilly to the east and west though. Last year at this time we had the Beast from the East which nearly killed me. To me, the weather appears to be, cold, hot, cold etc. Almond blossom is late, snakes are out, ground is bone dry, huge winds and then flat calm. Weird weather.

Harold Asmis said...

That's hilarious. Anyway, I dedicate all my ARS puns in my new ARS book-toilet-reading to you.

Penny said...

the last little video..i see the motion between the systems, but, have no idea what it represents- can you explain just a bit more of what's going on there

I know we are supposed to get very high winds today, but, so far calm.

Have you tried any of the heirloom tomatoes?

There are so many types and particularly ones from around here might be more resistant to all those ills then the hybrids- I don't know?

We've saved seed from a "Moira" tomato for so long now that it's not likely even the same as the seed we saved all those years ago, but, it works perfect in our garden (we wonder if it's adapted?) no blight, no nothing.
it's not a true heirloom (not old enough) but really good

Penny said...

it is lightening and thundering!!
the sky got blacker then black
it's pouring!
So it was the calm before the storm about 20 minutes ago?
But now, it's the storm!

Harold Asmis said...

Everything in my garden dies in August unless I plant wilt and blight resistant things. That video showed the radar thunderstorms zooming between the two big systems. Normally, cold air just goes into the warm plume, but this air had momentum and a 'curl'. It's all just basic physics.