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The core physics of global warming/climate change in one graph.
280 (blue) vs. 400 (red) ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere
This graph was generated using the University of Chicago's MODTRAN computer model (link below). It is a theoretical calculation based on the HITRAN absorption data for CO2. The smooth curved lines represent black body radiation at different Kelvin temperatures, approximating the long-wave infrared emission of the Earth's surface at those temperatures. The CO2 absorption of that radiation is the band that spans ~540 to ~800 wavenumber, and the dip is the combined absorption of CO2 and water vapor. The absorbed IR energy "bends" the CO2 molecule from its natural arrangement. It is then released as kinetic energy which heats the troposphere primarily. The warmer troposphere loses this thermal energy through convection to the upper atmosphere, and by emitting its own long-wave IR in all directions - to space and towards Earth as back radiation.
I thought this graph was interesting because it puts the problem in some perspective. Global warming derives from this. You can see the difference between the blue and red lines, for that absorption band, is slight. The program quantifies the overall difference as ~1.66 watts/square meter. Solar radiation at the top of the atmosphere is ~1,360 W/m^2, varying slightly according to natural cycles.
You can play around with several different parameters. The default parameters (used here) essentially represent max. conditions. For example, no clouds/rain and 299.7 Kelvin (~80F) ground temperature.
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http://climatemodels.uchicago.edu/modtran/
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I should mention, for anyone not familiar, that 280 parts-per-million (ppm) of CO2 is roughly the amount in the atmosphere before the Industrial Revolution. The current amount is roughly 395 ppm (as per NASA's OCO-2).
395 ppm = 0.0395%.
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#PowerlineFriday  

The first long-distance transmission of alternating current.
25 mile, 11kv lines brought power from the Adams Power Station in Niagara Falls to Buffalo, New York.
The station was built by Westinghouse and used Nikola Tesla's 25Hz two-phase AC design. It went online in 1895.
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Gravitational waves detected.
Simultaneous detections at different locations rule out local disturbances.
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Chirp waveforms have been used by humans in radars for simple ranging purposes for a long time. So yes, the Reptilians are ranging us. SMOD 2016 is not far away, I suspect.
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A great site if you're into oceanography. Reminds me of watching the Jacques Cousteau specials when I was a kid.
The 2015-2016 El Niño is one of the strongest on record and already influencing weather and climate across the country. Scientists at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography play a prominent role in predicting the onset of El Niños and are engaged in research to understand how the ...
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+Charles Filipponi  Thoughts?
@m477h3wT @RyanMaue Half temped to spin up something to make this a 3D projection, perhaps in IDV or something like that... Jared · 15h15 hours ago. Jared @theKACShow. @connorpags @hallettwx it's too real. Brandon Smith. 14h14 hours ago. Brandon Smith @brandonsmith_wx ...
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+Paul Huber Not the first person to tell me that :)
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Put me on record as saying this was one of the dumbest ideas in my lifetime. I'll rank it up there with spreading black heat-absorbing particles across the polar ice to mitigate global cooling - an idea actually proposed by scientists in the '70s.
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+Paul Huber Scientists are not far from being imaginative kindergartners 
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For you math junkies out there. This guy has an awesome listing of tutorial videos.
Austin Math Tutoring and Free Calculus and Algebra Videos
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Thanks. I will forward to my beautiful geeky daughter. 😊
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An excellent ~3 min. video, by physicist Brian Greene, explaining today's announcement.
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You can tell as soon as you see all-caps. :-)
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Market testing the idea of #SodiumLightSunday  
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"This study suggests another role and a mechanism of neuronal activity in axon regeneration, and potentially provides a simple strategy to facilitate neural repair," Liu said.
Scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) demonstrated that axon regenerative capacity can be boosted with the right stimulants on neuronal activity through either an optogenetic or a chemogenetic approach.
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Former OMB Director David Stockman discusses the volatile markets. He speaks on "Bloomberg ‹GO›." (Source: Bloomberg)
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So many are saying the same thing that it's hard for me to understand where she is coming from. She explained it in great detail - oh well, I have trusted her this far. I think for her, the issue is long term, not the expected "correction". I am not a market timer but if the bias is generally negative for the foreseeable future, it seems to me it is time be on the sidelines. She disagreed. 
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