It is remarkable that in the climate science debate, the ideal gas law and its consequences in dynamic systems has been variously forgotten, misinterpreted, denied and ignored. In order to clear up the misconceptions, obfuscations , ignorance, error, and denial, it is time to do some practical science in order to lay the various misapprehensions and mis-statements to rest.
It’s very encouraging to see that ‘Lucy Skywalker’ is intending to replicate the experimental work of Roderich Graeff. This is a serious undertaking and a difficult task, due to the very accurate measurement of small differences required. I have decided the Talkshop is going to enter the fray with some empirical experimental work too. The aim is somewhat simpler. We are going to measure the effect of Pressure on a contained volume of air which has energy passing through it, as per Ned Nikolov and Karl Zeller’s outline of the situation in Earth’s atmosphere, which is a volume of air contained by gravity, with sunlight passing through Earth’s day side. This is so we can determine whether there is merit in their hypothesis that the atmospheric temperature profile is underpinned by the effect of gravity on atmospheric mass: warm near the surface where the air pressure is around 14 psi, and cold at high altitude, where the air pressure drops nearly to zero.