Month: December 2020

Mesoscale and Submesoscale Air-Sea Coupling

Mesoscale and Submesoscale Air-Sea Coupling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm2i3z14ppE After general remarks about the state of climate science, with the one hopeful path of unwrapping its layers of complexity one by one with careful process studies, the scientific history of ocean-atmosphere interaction will be reviewed. The presentation will then focus on the important discoveries, in the past decade or so, of how oceanic […]

Is cloud dynamics impossibly complex or fundamentally simple?

Is cloud dynamics impossibly complex or fundamentally simple?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7OfMoMxkYg In 1922, Lewis Fry Richardson posed the dream of using a grid of prognostic equations to accurately compute future weather before it arrives. But while weather predictability has been realized, and despite tremendous improvements in computational speed and physical understanding, we have been less successful at constraining the future role of clouds in climate. […]

Is terrestrial net primary production a planetary boundary for the carbon cycle?

Is terrestrial net primary production a planetary boundary for the carbon cycle?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I6hQwAIHdA Planetary boundaries has emerged as a widely quoted conceptual framing for potential limits to the carrying capacity of the Earth, especially in policy disciplines. Yet in the original 2009 paper in Nature no planetary boundary for the carbon cycle was suggested. In a 2012 Science paper i suggested global terrestrial net primary production as […]

Possible Solution?

I will admit to not being well versed in the topic, but I have been informed that it is not solvable by reducing a carbon footprint as water vapor is the biggest problem. Hence forth to cool the planet we have to "cool" the planet. What can happen naturally I believe is volcanoes erupting producing […]

World Leading Engine Expert: Combustion Engine Remains The Future, “Hydrogen Will Be Nada”

Also: lithium battery e-vehicles not practical, not affordable…future of e-mobility still “wishful thinking”.  In a very recent interview, Germany/Austria’s top automobile engine expert Prof. Dr. Fritz Indra says hydrogen fuel cars will amount to “nada” because of the high inefficiency and costs. The same applies to e-vehicles. No to government engineering The Austrian engineer also […]

Understanding the Warming Arctic

Understanding the Warming Arctic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv6DOLdWWRM While the representation of physical processes in climate models has become more sophisticated over the last 30+ years, the vertical and seasonal fingerprints of Arctic greenhouse warming have not changed. Are the models right? Observations in recent decades show the same fingerprints: surface amplified warming especially in late fall and winter. Recent observations show […]