Monday, October 03, 2016

"What is A-l-e-p-p-o ?"

I guess the USA isn't going to war soon.

"I don't have a favorite leaders."

I guess the USA isn't going to war soon.
I almost forget.

The three lobed system?

Because there is too much energy for ONE CENTRAL PRESSURE. The other two lobes are in support of the eye.

Climate Crisis hurricanes are extremely dangerous and have more power than the central eye pressure alone.
October 3, 2016
UNISYS Water Vapor Satellite of the north and west hemisphere (click here for 12 hour loop)

Interesting, the ITCZ (Intertropical Convergence Zone) is fully populated with water vapor. As a matter of fact isn't that Matthew that is also populating with the ITCZ?

Matthew has no resistance to populate it's system, hence obtaining velocity nearly effortlessly. It was moving at 25 miles per hour west, but, it stalled and then moved and stalled. It is in no hurry because it has found equilibrium as part of the ITCZ and is finding water vapor to fuel it's velocity.

What is the purpose to hurricanes? Today and decades past? 

The purpose of any hurricane no matter how typical or atypical they are is to drive the heat of the troposphere into the oceans. Matthew is doing exactly that in large measure while sustaining water vapor content and growth within the ITCZ.

I don't think the National Weather Service has a name for a permanent hurricane. A resident, if you will. 

Matthew has found its equilibrium and will continue it's physics with more heat than any hurricane before it. Matthew will move on and we'll all worry about whether it will finally move into the Gulf of Mexico or simply build to a Category Five in the Mediterranean without any real movement at all.

The direct sun light and the changing of it's location will have an effect on Matthew. 

Interesting, isn't it? 

By the way, the predictions haven't been right yet.

A Category 3 passing over Cuba. Right?

We'll see. Right now to me it looks as though the Yukatan will entertain the beast and let's hope Matthew doesn't find the heat in the Gulf inviting.

Good night.

Until later.  

Yes, Matthew is inhaling water vapor and without much expense of it's velocity.

October 2, 2016
UNISYS Water Vapor Satellite of the north and west hemisphere

This is two hours after the last entry and image 2. Matthew is still changing the condition of the water vapor air mass from the east Pacific to the eastern shore of North America. The GOES East Satellite below relates the same story.

October 2, 2016
UNISYS Water Vapor Satellite of the north and west hemisphere.

But, now look at Matthew.

The two lobes still remain strong and stable, but, the bands are huge and wide and increasing in water vapor content. The trailing bands are now reaching back to the Lesser Antilles. The people of St. Lucia believed the worst was over after Matthew passed,but, now the bans are reaching them again and probably kicking up the sea again.

12 hours later it looks like this:

October 3, 2016
UNISYS Water Vapor of the GOES East satellite. 

There appears to be a three lobed system. It is not only a three lobed system, it is tighter and better defined than 12 hours previous. 

Matthew is becoming a stronger and stronger storm and is now a sustained Category 4 hurricane. AND. The central pressures are continuing to drop every two to three hours. Currently, Matthew is at 943 millibars of pressure. It was at 945 millibars for nine hours and previous to that it was 947 millibars for 6 hours and previous to that it was 940 millibars. What? 940? What?

I'll be darn Matthew sustained 940 millibars for over nine hours when it was a two lobed system. 

So what gives with giant in the Caribbean  

Oscillation. The 'breathing' of the hurricane was consistent at 940 millibars, but, then it relaxed. It let it's periphery expand. Right? Soaking up more and more water vapor from the air mass system that was once believed going to direct Matthew north, but, it that isn't what happened. Matthew inhaled the water vapor and now is beginning to contract finding more and more velocity to lower it's central pressure once again. 

I want to take a look at the hemispheric satellite now.
October 2, 2016
UNISYS Water Vapor Satellite of the north and west hemisphere

There is a very big difference between the two satellite pictures of Hurricane Matthew. The time span is 12 hours. The storm went from a diffuse storm that looks to be weakening in the first image, but, that isn't what happened.

Also to note is the strong water vapor link between the eastern shore of North America all the way down to Costa Rica and the eastern Pacific Ocean. There is lots and lots of water vapor throughout that air mass. If there is doubt, it is the air mass directly to the west of a weak appearing Matthew.

In the later satellite below Matthew is now a well formed hurricane with a defined eye AND it is a dual lobed system. There are also well defined bands coming of it. The diameter of the storm is still massive with lots and lots of water vapor.

What has happened to the water vapor trail from the eastern Pacific Ocean across Costa Rica. Wait a minute. That is Nicaragua and Honduras and El Salvador. It is Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador in the image above as well.

In the image of 1430, Matthew is imposing itself on that air mass and defining a margin/border. Basically, it appears as thought Matthew is pushing the air mass out of the way. Better put, Matthew is moving the air mass below it's massive size and absorbing it at the back radiating  bands. Said differently, the water vapor of that system is being absorbed and building Matthew into a stronger storm.

October 2, 2016
UNISYS Water Vapor GOES East Satellite

Good Morning at 12:25 AM

Next on the agenda of the Kyoto Protocol is:

Industrial processes
Mineral products
Chemical industry
Metal production
Other production
Production of halocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride
Consumption of halocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride

But, where to begin? 

See, everyone thinks this is all negative and regulatory in nature and it isn't. President Obama being the "Wise Man" that he is began to change chemistry and the way it is viewed in the 21st Century.

President Obama cast aside all the nasty chemicals that were actually harmful to people and children and asked chemists to find a way for chemistry and people to live together. He wanted to have chemistry be useful without being harmful

So, step by step, chemists began to look for solutions. Yes, solutions and it is not a play on words. The chemists set out to break open a new horizon in chemistry and appropriately enough it is called "Green Chemistry."

But, I think I will save that for later and tonight discuss Hurricane Matthew. I hope there is no objection.