Atmospheric Science: What is a Mole of Air?

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Aficionados of the countryside are aware that it’s beneficial to differentiate between molehills and cowpats whilst traversing a field. Similarly, aficionados of science should realise that it’s beneficial to differentiate between moles and cowpats whilst traversing the field of Atmospheric … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Science: Burying Beal’s Barometer

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The first edition [in 1920] of the classic meteorological textbook Physics of the Air by William Jackson Humphreys [1862-1949] introduced the wider world to a certain Doctor Beal who had observed [during 1664-1665] regular daily variations in barometric pressures which … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Science: Callum Coats Condenser

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One of the modern mainstream mantras promoted by Atmospheric Science is that “atmospheric gases are well mixed” [by turbulence] and “homogeneous” up to an altitude of about 100 kilometres. The homosphere and heterosphere are defined by whether the atmospheric gases … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Science: The Lost Level

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Lurking in the US Standard Atmosphere 1976 is a rather surprising concept that Atmospheric Science appears to have lost down the back of the sofa in recent years. There may be many very valid reasons for the disappearance of the … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Science: US Standard Atmosphere 1976

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The strange Atmospheric Science promoted by Wikipedia has been clearly demonstrated by their usage of the US Standard Atmosphere 1962. Tragically, Wikipedia has ignored the US Standard Atmosphere 1976 masterpiece. 241 page PDF file of 17MB: http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19770009539_1977009539.pdf In the 14 … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Science: US Standard Atmosphere 1962

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A sad example of the Mushroom Management that is endemic in Wikipedia is the breathtaking inclusion of a diagram [in their Atmosphere of Earth article] based upon the 1962 US Standard Atmosphere. Evidently, Wikipedia thinks Atmospheric Science hasn’t advanced in … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Science: Mushroom Management

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Researching the Earth’s Atmosphere is a curious occupation because so many intriguing threads end up being parked on the back burner waiting for inspiration or the arrival of [as in accidentally stumble across] further information. Atmospheric Science, like so many … Continue reading

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Pattern Recognition

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Having enjoyed some peace and tranquillity [whilst the crowds were distracted watching the festival of professional fouls in Brazil] its now time to [slowly] return to blogging and explore a few ideas that have been stalled on the back burner … Continue reading

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The Carnegie Curve

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The Carnegie Institution of Washington founded the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism in 1904. The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism was founded in 1904 to map the geomagnetic field of the Earth. Over the years the research direction shifted, but the historic … Continue reading

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Science and the Road to Serfdom

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1944 saw the publication of The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich von Hayek. The Road to Serfdom is a book written by the Austrian-born economist and philosopher Friedrich von Hayek (1899–1992) between 1940–1943, in which he “warned of the danger … Continue reading

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Living in a Light Bulb

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WARNING – Adult Content If you are easily offended or emotionally attached to Settled Science, Solar Science and/or Climate Science then you are advised to change channels immediately. The good folk over at Watts Up With That? will provide you … Continue reading

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Carbon 14 – Seeing the Light

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After lifting the veil on Willard’s Word to reveal The Big Fudge its time to progress to Willard Libby’s core assertion that two atoms of Carbon 14 are formed every second for each square centimetre of the Earth’s surface. The … Continue reading

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Carbon 14 – The BIG Fudge

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Double checking the latitudes in Willard Libby’s 1972 version of the table of samples reveals that neither Tierra del Fuego nor New South Wales are located at 45° S. This discrepancy is because Willard Libby perversely decided to sequence the … Continue reading

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Carbon 14 – Lifting the Veil

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Radiocarbon Dating is an academic Dance of the Seven Veils. The Dance of the Seven Veils is also thought to have originated with the myth of the fertility goddess Ishtar (Astarte) of Assyrian and Babylonian religion. In this myth, Ishtar … Continue reading

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Carbon 14 – Willard’s World

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Willard Libby believed he could model the entire world of Carbon 14 by using a grid system. This grid system is based upon a cell size of one square centimetre. In this grid system every cell is identical and every … Continue reading

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Carbon 14 – Cookbook

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The mainstream portray Ernest C Anderson as a mere footnote in history who can be dismissively called “Ernie Anderson” because he was a lowly “graduate student” who doesn’t merit further discussion in Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willard_Libby However, as usual, it’s best to … Continue reading

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Carbon 14 – Libby’s Luck

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Willard Libby acknowledged his “most miraculous” good fortune in his 1967 paper History of Radiocarbon Dating. The good fortune in many stages of this research was most miraculous. As one example, it would have been difficult indeed to have done … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing Crud

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The marketing of hardware, software and services always includes a large helping of FUD. Fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) is a tactic used in sales, marketing, public relations, politics and propaganda. FUD is generally a strategic attempt to influence perception … Continue reading

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Carbon 14 – Libby’s Ring

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One of the great achievements of Post-Normal Science after the Second World War was the establishment of Radiocarbon Dating as academically acceptable Settled Science. This accomplishment was strategically initiated by Willard Libby when he asked for mainstream assistance with the … Continue reading

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Carbon 14 Cultures

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Mainstream academia warmly embraced Radiocarbon Dating when the technique was “presented to the world by Willard Libby in 1949”. Radiocarbon dating (or simply carbon dating) is a radiometric dating technique that uses the decay of carbon-14 (14C) to estimate the … Continue reading

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