October 16, 2018
from TechnocracyNews Website
His latest example was reported in an article here at Technocracy News titled,
The only thing getting "Loopier and Wavier" is Gore's pronouncement...
Every time he makes them he proves how little he knows about climatology and the way the Earth's atmosphere and weather systems work.
We have known about the
mechanisms he doesn't know about for his entire 70-year lifetime.
Carl-Gustaf Rossby identified them in the late 1940s.
This came after pilots trying to bomb Japan during WWII discovered the Jet Stream. They didn't think they could get from the Pacific Islands to Tokyo and back.
Luckily, they flew one of the first pressurized bombers, the B-29 Superfortress, an aircraft that could reach the level of these high altitude winds.
They flew low one way and
high the other to complete a mission that did limited damage but was
of enormous consequence to the belief of invulnerability of the
Japanese people and a huge boost of morale for the Allies.
The atmosphere is divided into two by a boundary that marks the point at which the amount of energy coming in from the Sun equals the amount of energy going back to space (Figure 1).
It and the other diagrams were in my university textbook first published in 1989.
This boundary is known as the point of Zero Energy Balance (ZEB). Notice the pattern is different between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, primarily because the North is 39% land and 61% ocean.
In the South, the ratio
is 19% land and 81% ocean.
The boundary between the
two is called the
The difference in temperature between two locations creates the greatest pressure difference, and that creates the greatest wind speeds.
Figure 3 puts these factors together and shows the relationship between the domes of air and the Jet Stream. Originally, and still, correctly, the strong wind circling the planet is the Circumpolar Vortex.
The portion with the highest wind speeds was called the Jet Stream, but over time it became the name for the entire process.
The medium can be soil, water, or air. When the river of fast air flows around the globe through the atmosphere, these Rossby Waves develop.
The historical record show two basic patterns dominate:
With Zonal Flow the winds
in the middle latitudes (30° to 65°) are from the northwest in
winter and southwest in summer, temperature and precipitation
variations are relatively low. The Wave moves along the Front from
west to east causing a general weather pattern at a station to
change every 4 to 6 weeks.
The winds become northerly and southerly, temperature and precipitation patterns become more extreme. The Waves continue to migrate from west to east, but if the amplitude becomes great, the system will stall, creating a blocking to occur and weather patterns such as drought or heavy rains to occur.
Often the weather
forecast will talk about an "Omega Block" to describe the Greek
letter (Ω) shape of the Polar Front on the weather map (Figure 5).
It was accompanied by the
increased variability of temperatures and weather that we had seen
before. The historical record show similar periods of varying length
global climate cooling.
There were two distinctive centuries the 14th and 17th.
Barbara Tuchman documented the pattern of the 14th century and its impact on the human condition in her book "A Distant Mirror" with the telling subtitle, "The Calamitous 14th Century."
Tuchman took as the hero,
a man whose lifespan of a man born in 1300 who died in 1399.
A malnourished people succumbed to them by the millions. The pattern repeated in the 17th century with plagues and diseases decimating the population.
Estimates from church records that two-thirds of the Finnish population died in the winter of 1688.
Samuel Pepys' recorded the consternation in his diaries and noted that the King ordered a holiday on condition that citizens go to church and pray for cold weather to make things healthier again.
It didn't work:
Fortuitously, another disaster in 1666, the Great Fire of London, helped. It removed the narrow, fetid streets that were ideal for breeding and spreading the plague that exacerbated the situation.
Praying won't help Al Gore's solution either. He is trying to resurrect the climate deception in conjunction with the phony IPCC Report.
He (Gore...) is also compelled by the fact the public show no interest or concern for the alarmist use of weather and climate for his political agenda; hence his ill-informed "loopier and wavier" comment.
You might remember another exploiter of the loopy and wavy weather for a political agenda.
John Holdren, as
Obama's Science advisor,
pronounced from the White House the occurrence of a
Polar Vortex as if it was
something new. He was talking about one Wave of advancing