Friday, May 31, 2013

Oklahoma City has a half a million people. This is a high energy system with tornado outbreaks.

May 31, 2013
UNISYS Enhanced Infrared Southern Plains Satellite (click here for 12 hour loop) 

This system has a high water vapor content. There is a lot of energy within it.

Two hours ago the current system began to form.

The current satellite is below, kindly note the forming intense system south of Texas - Mexico Border.

May 31, 2013
UNISYS Enhanced Infrared Southern Plains Satellite 

Below is a water vapor satellite from four hours ago. There is little density in the area of Oklahoma and Texas, however, the larger vortex system has peripheral flow that became saturated with heat and sun rays which are about 15 degrees from direct.

It would be good if there were hurricanes, but, currently there is no evidence of any.

May 31, 2013
UNISYS Water Vapor US Satellite (click here for 12 hour loop)

The point is when "Tornado Watch" is in effect, people need to move to a ready status to take shelter UNDERGROUND. It is never prudent to believe any tornado will be a minor tornado. It is far too hot within the troposphere to expect anything less than the worst. A reaction of alarm to move to shelter is prudent. It is necessary.

May 31, 2013
UNISYS Water Vapor US Satellite

No one alive can out guess these storms. There is no reason to understand anything except a dire emergency when the word tornado is spoken.

It is the HEAT.

This system has been dropping vortices for 90 minutes now.

May 31, 2013
The Weather Channel Temperature Map

The angle of the sun changes as Earth turns and it diffuses through the atmosphere differently. It is a combination of the surface heat building up through the day time hours and the concentration setting sun light rays that define an eruption such as this. But, the real culprit is the water vapor which absorbs the heat and retains it. This particular storm is exhibiting rain wrapped tornadoes and again it has a water vapor source off the Equator.

May 31, 2013
UNISYS Water Vapor north and west hemisphere satellite (click here)

There is a large tropospheric vortex off shore eastern seaborder USA. That system is carrying water vapor off the Equator into it's central circulation. The circulation north of that offshore vortex center is also connected to the current system effecting the US Southern Plains. It is all that connectedness that is supplying the higher water vapor content fueling the storms.

There are similar temperatures in Southern California and Arizona, however, the water vapor is primarily absent.

It is my opinion, the National Guard from surrounding states need to be 'at the ready.' This is wicked. My best wishes to all.

The Fatal Moore Tornado. A Tornado Watch means prepare for taking shelter. A Tornado Warning means now is the time to take shelter.

On May 20, 2013, (click here) a supercell thunderstorm in central Oklahoma spawned a destructive tornado that passed just south of Oklahoma City. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aquasatellite acquired this natural-color image of the storm system at 2:40 p.m. Central Daylight Time (19:40 Universal Time), just minutes before the devastating twister began.
The red line on the image depicts the tornado’s track. It touched down west of Newcastle at 2:56 p.m. and moved northeast toward Moore, where it caused dozens of deaths, hundreds of injuries, and widespread destruction to property and public buildings. The tornado had dissipated by 3:36 p.m., after traveling approximately 17 to 20 miles (27 to 32 kilometers)....

There is no special clue a tornado is about to strike. The USA decided a long time ago it was best to invest in a warning system to keep people alive. No citizen has the capacity to outwit the warning system the USA developed. It is not possible to know more than the warning system. There is no reason for human death due to tornadoes in the USA. They are a fact of life. People should be prepared to act in their best interest when the warning system sounds.

  • Tornadoes usually accompany thunderstorms, but not always.
  • Sometimes the air is calm before a tornado hits, while in other cases it is preceded by strong, gusty winds.
  • A tornado may follow sunshine or be shrouded in heavy rain and large, dark, low-lying clouds.
  • The sound of a tornado has been compared to a freight train or a jet engine, but you may or may not hear such a noise before a tornado strikes.

The good news is that Mars has a history of having water. The bad news is human can't survive the journey.

NASA’s Curiosity program (click here) has confirmed that interplanetary manned missions at speeds attainable today is not possible due to lethal space radiation. However, Russians are preparing to speed up space travel 20-fold to get to Mars and beyond.
Once again it has been confirmed, this time empirically, that space radiation would seriously endanger cosmonauts’ lives on their trip to Mars.
The Curiosity rover mission has been collecting valuable data not only after arrival to the Mars surface. Through the eight-and-a-half month cruise to Mars the probe’s sensors were collecting information about space, including radiation levels....

All I say this point is that Star Trek Transporter Rooms were well researched to include in the TV shows and movies. Transporters are about the only way humans can actually achieve deep space travel. That is fantasy and fantasy can be a place where ideas begin, however, I love a green Earth to pass on to my children.

That loyalty is not just about feeling good about the future of my children either, it is based in what will become of Earth?

One of the reasons Earth is so hot is due to it's gaseous imbalance. Some of it is pretty scary to me. There is diffusion of gas concentrations between the layers of atmosphere as the heat changes the component of our air. The question is if the Greenhouse Gas content comes down will the diffusion of any gases to upper atmospheres return to the lower atmosphere. I think that is debatable. There is significant reasons for gases to diffuse into the upper atmospheres, but, there is no real reason in physics for them to return to lower atmospheres. The Troposphere is where most gases of Earth are produced, so the diffusion upward makes sense, there is less concentration there, but, for any gases to come back to the lower atmospheres is not a given to any reason of physics.

Carbon (click here) is involved in the structure, biochemistry and nutrition of all living cells. Over the history of the planet, carbon has been naturally exchanged between the atmosphere, the ocean and terrestrial reserves. The burning of fossil fuels over the last 200 years has altered this carbon cycling, raising carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere and perturbing the climate system. Could climate change, in turn, affect the ocean’s ability to store most of the Earth’s carbon? Recent research suggests that the biological uptake of carbon over large parts of the oceans is sensitive to the winds and transfer of dust....

The oceans are so hot, polluted and dense with carbon dioxide all that has to diffuse out before the atmospheric CO2 will show any movement back to normal. We just reached 400 ppm in the Troposphere. We need to stop producing greenhouse gases. Seriously.

The gaseous content of Earth I am most concerned about is WATER. H2O. If the Troposphere loses it's water content to the upper atmospheres there will be serious threats to life greater than already exists.

Video: The Post’s Juliet Eilperin talks with Kris Holderied, director of the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, about the pH levels of Kachemak Bay in Alaska.

Ocean acidification is due to higher levels of CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the water. All this was predicted. This isn't a matter of discovery and "Oh, my gosh, we have real problems." This was all foretold by scientists decades ago. It was avoidable. Those in political spheres refusing to accept that reality don't care about human survival. I would think that would be obvious.

Ocean acidification emerges as a new climate threat (click here)

By Juliet EilperinPublished: September 30, 2012

HOMER, Alaska — Kris Holderied, who directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, says the ocean’s increasing acidity is “the reason fishermen stop me in the grocery store.”
“They say, ‘You’re with the NOAA lab, what are you doing on ocean acidification?’ ” Holderied said. “This is a coastal town that depends on this ocean, and this bay.”...

Where is Earth's water going? Up! 

These concepts are complicated. This phenomena is not related to the sun (Sol). The ability to MEASURE the atmospheric changes are possible because of sun activity. The change that is being measured is due to greenhouse gas emissions.

One of the primary reasons, without getting into too much detail, the polar regions lend themselves to study of Earth is because it's atmosphere is shallower. The change in atmospheric layers change in less distance from Earth's surface at the polar regions. The reason for that is because of the profound cold and the effect of that cold on the gases of the atmosphere. There are other reasons, but, why get into it? It is just easier for scientists to access accurate information in these regions of Earth. We should all be grateful these scientists can find a way to do what they do.

acquired July 15, 2010

After the Sun sets on a summer evening (click here) and the sky fades to black, you may be lucky enough to see thin, wavy clouds illuminating the night, such as these seen over Billund, Denmark, on July 15, 2010. Noctilucent or polar mesospheric clouds, form at very high altitudes—between 80 and 85 kilometers (50–53 miles)—which positions them to reflect light long after the Sun has dropped below the horizon. These “night-shining” clouds are rare—rare enough that Matthew DeLand, who has been studying them for 11 years, has only seen them once in person. But the chances of seeing these elusive clouds are increasing.
DeLand, an atmospheric scientist with Science Systems and Applications Inc. and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, has found that polar mesospheric clouds are forming more frequently and becoming brighter. He has been observing the clouds in data from Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet instruments that have been flown on satellites since 1978. The graph above shows how the brightness of the clouds has changed in the Northern Hemisphere. For reasons no one fully understands, the brightness wiggles up and down in step with solar activity, with fewer clouds forming when the Sun is most active. The biggest variability is in the far north. Underlying the changes caused by the Sun, however, is a trend toward brighter clouds. The upward trend in brightness, says DeLand, reveals subtle changes in the atmosphere that may be linked to greenhouse gases....

While the Mesopheric clouds are beautiful when they are lit by the sun. While their measure is a huge achievement by Earth scientists. The fact this is happening is not a good thing. The increased migration of water to upper layers of Earth's atmosphere is a great worry. Sincerely. I would never pretend to state this was not a concern for humanity on Earth. I have dedicated too much time of my life to make light of anything that might be frivilous. None of this is frivilous. I don't lie and I love my sons and grandchildren deeply.

All this information collected and studied by these scientists IS undisputable PROOF of a dangerously warming trend of Earth effected by human activity and consumerism. Amazing humans can do this to a planet, but, there are a lot of us and growing in number everyday; what we are doing to Earth's gaseous layers matters. Greenhouse gas emissions has to stop. There is dearly no other answer.

My, my, my they want to run again.

Ann go back to the Olympics. Doesn't your horse dance in the winter or something?

May 30, 2013

Romney (click here) was viewed as an integral part of the 2012 campaign, helping to soften her husband's edges and delivering a key speech on his behalf at the Republican National Convention last summer in Tampa. Those efforts, however, did not sway women voters, who overwhelmingly chose Obama over Romney. The 20-point gender gap was the largest measured by Gallup since 1952.

Romney blamed the gender gap on the way her husband was portrayed as a "ruthless businessman" and on the "negative nature of the campaign."

"Mitt and I did everything we could," she said....

Looking ahead to the 2016 presidential race, Romney said she and her husband are "very, very partial" to his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, and hope the Wisconsin congressman makes his own White House bid.