About Tim

My name is Tim Channon, live in southern England. Today I am in my 60s, a lot of life and experience has flowed past.

My background is very wide and varied, one of those people who just do things, if you don’t know, find out which is all part of lifelong learning. Life ought to be fun and technical things most of all.

Tallbloke needed helping out, we seem to get on well enough and I have plenty to give so he can get some breathing space for a life. I’m trying to keep the flavour of his site.

  1. Looks like you know spectral DBs . I’m looking for feedback on my http://cosy.com/Science/ColoredBalls.html .

  2. tchannon says:

    There are contributors here who are far more into the contentious world of radiative surface physics. Looks like a good one for an article here when things are less busy, get more eyes on the problem.

    Suggestion: radiation plots ought to be done log:log scale, straight lines will appear.

    I’ll have another look when I need a rest.

  3. Jim Brock says:

    I liked Tallbloke’s pictures of sailing ships, and noted the HMS Trincomalee. When I lived in the Seattle area, we used to take our boat up to British Columbia and our route took us through Trincomalee Passage. Named after the ship?

    [Reply] Thanks Jim. See http://www.hms-trincomalee.co.uk/historic/navy/royal-navy-service.php section: ‘Second Commission’ – TB

  4. Frazer Irwin says:

    I was a cadet on TS Foudroyant (HMS Trincomalee) in 1959 when moored in Portsmouth Harbour. Have followed the Old Lady ever since. Saw her before the refit in Jackson Dock. Have a large piece of timber plus ship’s nail recovered from that time.

  5. Robin says:

    Just found this site. Very interesting. I’ve looked at many climate time series for years, and have done a great deal of work on CET, so this caught my eye. Would like to contact someone (Tim?) to learn a bit more about whether Hurst rescaling is often used on climate data. I’ve made literally thousands of cusum plots but never formally analyses my conclusions – one of which is that temperatures – such as CET or North Altlantic area temperatures – are predictable in the long term. Substantial step changes seem to abound. Have you any comments?

  6. GregG says:

    Tim – Love the debates going on within this site. Also love the Matchless 500. I’m also in my 60′s and almost broke my ankle starting a friend’s ’53 Matchless 350, even using the pressure release lever. I got thrown into the air when it backfired.
    I can imagine that starting a 500 is almost as dangerous as riding one.

    I’m a solar engineer (Aerospace) and have been intrigued by the global climate following the cycles of the sun. I had to study the solar cycles and subsequent radiation, when designing solar panels to withstand that radiation in the space environment. It became fairly obvious to me that the global climate was not just following CO2 production, but also the solar cycles. Now that I’ve studied it more, I truly believe that the sun is the driver and CO2 one of the passengers.

    I love your site where experts more fluent in solar radiation than I can hash it out and explain it in better detail. Why the plasma cycles exist in the first place appears to be related to gravitational fields exerted on the sun by the planets (especially Jovian). The details really don’t matter as much as how they affect the electromagnetic radiation and how that radiation affects us on earth.

  7. ktwop says:

    Thanks for the “reblogs”.
    Tallbloke’s Talkshop is one of my regular ports of call.
    My interests are rather eclectic so my site is nowhere near as focused as this site is.

    Thanks for the great posts. Helped me out a lot. Rog TB

  8. Tim, Here’s course you might be interested in! I wonder if they’ll be covering the recent ship of fools debacle. http://www.exeter.ac.uk/climatechangecourse/

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