My thanks to Talkshop contributor William Gilbert for drawing Loschmidt to my attention.
The experiments have been done by Roderich W. Graeff , and he claims to have successfully confirmed the Loschmidt Effect. The document outlining his experimental work and some background is here. The proceedings of the AIP are available (to buy) here. Graeff’s website is here.
The results and methodology are Critiqued by D.P. Sheehan who thinks the energy flow should go the other way but doesn’t seem to have done any experiments to try to prove it. The critique is here (page 1) and here (page 2) and here (page 3).
The citation for Trupp’s analysis is: Trupp, A., Physics Essays, 12, No. 4, 1999. It is available (to buy) here
So what does this mean for the Nikolov - Zeller Unified Theory of Climate? And what does it mean for the claims of warmists that it is the radiative flux which supports the adiabatic lapse rate? Why has this enduring mystery not been attended to more carefully by mainstream science? After all, knowing whether the lapse rate in the atmosphere is due to radiative effects or gravitational effects seems at first flush to something quite fundamental to our understanding of the physical world we live in. Enquiring minds would like to know the answer!
Post your thoughts below.