wind watching …

A very cool wind map of the world:

http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/1000hPa/orthographic=-123.42,-0.80,302

It helps this post from Willis describe the climate heat engine thermostat process: The Magnificent Climate Heat Engine

[…] the clouds form after the ocean has warmed up to some critical temperature. Once it passes that point, and generally over a period of less than an hour, a fully-developed cumulus cloud layer emerges. The emergence is threshold based. The important thing to note about this process is that the critical threshold at which the clouds form is based on temperature and the physics of air, wind and water. The threshold is not based on CO2. It is not a function of instantaneous forcing.  The threshold is based on temperature and pressure and the physics of the immediate situation. […]     … read it all

palm trees waving in the wind at Cable Beach during Cyclone Rusty

palm trees waving in the wind at Cable Beach during Cyclone Rusty

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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