A Zen Version of the Twilight Zone

By: bappit, 5:34 AM GMT on November 27, 2013

Update: Mushi-shi Next Passage is being shown on Hulu with free access. It continues the series of Mushi-Shi stories. Episode 7, "Cloudless Rain", might entertain Wunderground visitors. If you watch just it, though, you will probably be confused about who the guy with one green eye and white hair. He is a traveler who serves as an audience surrogate. He is able to add details to the stories because he travels the countryside studying mushi.

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Updated: 10:42 PM GMT on June 23, 2014

Latest Model Runs

By: bappit, 4:10 PM GMT on July 19, 2013

Previously: Hot Towers
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Here are the latest model runs!


The North Pole Cam Model:




The "Wilful ignorance -- yes, it is childish..." model:




The Big Picture Model:




The Fingerprint Model:





Thanks to original posters: Zampaz (and others), JohnLonergan, Xandra, RevElvis.

Updated: 6:38 PM GMT on July 19, 2013

Hot Towers

By: bappit, 7:33 PM GMT on July 06, 2013

Next: Latest Model Runs
Previously: I Don't Know ... or There is More than One Flat Earth Mentality
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Hot towers were first identified in the 1950's by Joanne Simpson working under Herbert Riehl, her Ph.D. advisor. She was studying what would drive the Hadley circulations. From a short biography:

"Simpson, in collaboration with Herbert Riehl, proposed the 'Hot Tower' hypothesis of tropical convection in 1958. Predictions of ...

hot towers

Updated: 6:32 PM GMT on July 19, 2013

I Don't Know ... or There is More than One Flat Earth Mentality

By: bappit, 8:04 PM GMT on June 25, 2013

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Previously: That Reminds Me ... or The Limitations of Language
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In a previous blog, I refer to the "elephant effect" as the inverse of the "butterfly effect". Instead of a small scale process producing an effect at a large scale, an elephant effect is a large scale process producing a small scale effect.

Climate change is full of elephant effects. A prime example is an increase in global CO2 concentrations...

Updated: 6:43 PM GMT on July 19, 2013

That Reminds Me ... or The Limitations of Language

By: bappit, 7:12 PM GMT on June 21, 2013

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Previously: Correlation is Not Causation, but ...
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A comment in today's blog by Dr. Masters got me thinking about the heating/cooling business ... and all that. Dr. Master's blog was excellent and I have no complaints, but it made me think.

Writing about the origin of the summer monsoon in India Masters says:

Furthermore, due to its molecular p...

Updated: 6:19 PM GMT on July 19, 2013

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