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  1. oldbrew says:

    Link back to Suggestions 28

    [for viewing only please]

  2. oldbrew says:

    Sprite and rare secondary gigantic jet event over western Oklahoma – August 14 2017

    What is the feature at arrow? Update: This has been identified as a secondary gigantic jet in this instance. This may be one of the first captured from the ground. They have been seen from satellites.

    This event is still being analyzed.

  3. Paul Vaughan says:

    A net search for 2.618033989 turned up this page:

    Compare and contrast representations of Lucas numbers in base φ:

    3 = 100.01
    4 = 101.01

    7 = 10000.0001
    11 = 10101.0101

    3 = 100.01
    7 = 10000.0001

    4 = 101.01
    11 = 10101.0101

    visually obvious symmetry in base φ (not so obvious in base 10):
    1 on each end
    alternating 1s & 0s

    Suggestion from the website:
    We can represent sin(x) and cos(x) using Eulers formulas. We can extend this idea to make the Lucas series fill complex space:

    Sin(x) = (e^ix + e^-ix )/2
    Cos(x) = (e^ix – e^-ix)/2i
    Lucas(x) = phi^ix + phi^-ix

    This model might add a variant for representing complex numbers using the golden number as a base.

  4. Paul Vaughan says:

    A net search for 2.618033989 turned up links pointing to quantum geometry paradox.
    There are lots of quotable quotes scattered all throughout this gem of a mind-opener:

  5. oldbrew says:

    NASA examines Hurricane Lidia’s eye on the Baja
    September 1, 2017

    The AIRS instrument that flies aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite analyzed Tropical Storm Lidia in infrared light on Aug. 31 at 4:59 a.m. EDT (0859 UTC). Powerful thunderstorms (purple) were around the center of circulation. Credit: NASA JPL/Ed Olsen

    Read more at:

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  7. oldbrew says:

    Observations Refute Greenhouse Effect of Certain Atmospheric Gases
    Posted on September 1, 2017

    This graph is one of a short series:

  8. oldbrew says:

    Close encounters of the stellar kind
    August 31, 2017

    While the 16 are considered reasonably near, a particularly close encounter of one star, Gliese 710, in 1.3 million years’ time, stands out. It is predicted to pass within just 2.3 trillion km or about 16 000 Earth–sun distances, well within the Oort Cloud.
    . . .
    Furthermore, although Gliese 710 has a mass of 60% that of our sun, it travels much slower than most stars: nearly 50 000 km/h at closest approach, compared with the average 100 000 km/h.
    The speed of its passage means it will have plenty of time to exert its gravitational influence on bodies in the Oort Cloud, potentially sending showers of comets into the solar system.
    Despite its slower pace, it will still appear as the brightest, fastest object in the night sky at closest approach.

    Read more at:

  9. oldbrew says:

    Infrared camera image of the sun at solar eclipse.

  10. oldbrew says:

    As usual with climate punditry, it’s all about who you ask.

    Hurricane Harvey and Climate Change
    Extreme weather events attribution science yields murky results
    Ronald Bailey|Aug. 29, 2017

  11. oldbrew says:

    Carolina Bays – Evaluation of an impact hypothesis

    The origin of the Carolina Bays remains a mystery more than eighty years after their discovery. This paper explores the hypothesis that the Carolina Bays were formed as the result of secondary impacts when a meteorite struck an ice sheet during the Pleistocene. The model describes the elliptical bays as conic sections from tilted conical craters formed by oblique impacts.

    Geometrical analysis of the Carolina Bays using Google Earth in combination with LiDAR data makes it possible to postulate that the bays formed as the result of impacts, rather than from eolian and lacustrine processes. The Carolina Bays are elliptical conic sections with width-to-length ratios averaging 0.58 that are radially oriented toward the Great Lakes region. The radial distribution of ejecta is one characteristic of impacts, and the width-to-length ratios of the ellipses correspond to cones inclined at approximately 35°, which is consistent with ballistic trajectories from the point of convergence. These observations, and the fact that these geomorphological features occur only on unconsolidated soil close to the water table, make it plausible to propose that the Carolina Bays are the remodeled remains of oblique conical craters formed on ground liquefied by the seismic shock waves of secondary impacts of glacier ice boulders ejected by an extraterrestrial impact on the Laurentide Ice Sheet.

    Mathematical analysis using ballistic equations and scaling laws relating yield energy to crater size provide clues about the magnitude of the extraterrestrial event. An experimental model elucidates the remodeling mechanisms and provides an explanation for the morphology and the diverse dates of the bays.

    Carolina Bays

    – – –
    Another discussion: Carolina Bays created by electrostatic discharge?

  12. oldbrew says:

    Hurricane Irma of ‘unprecedented intensity’ in the Atlantic
    September 6, 2017
    – – –

  13. oldbrew says:

    Experimenting with images here…provisional title: Why Phi? – Hurricane Irma


    Line CB and the horizontal line from the centre to the far right are the same length.

    Phi + Phi² = Phi³
    (n + n² = n³ can only be true if n = Phi = 1.618~)

  14. oldbrew says:

    Bid to rescue Ben Nevis weather data

    Scientists are seeking the public’s assistance in rescuing a unique set of weather records gathered at the summit of the UK’s highest mountain.

    From 1883 to 1904, meteorologists were stationed atop Ben Nevis, logging temperature, precipitation, wind and other data around the clock.

    Their measurements are held in five big volumes that now need to be digitised to be useful to modern researchers.

    The public can help with the conversion at the website.

    It will involve copying tables into a database. Experts say the Ben Nevis records contain some fascinating reports on major storms from the period.

  15. oldbrew says:

    Gemini spiral galaxy + overlay (notation inverted)
    [cf. oldbrew says: September 6, 2017 at 10:11 pm]

  16. oldbrew says:

    UPDATE: Mexico hit by ‘strongest earthquake in a century’ as magnitude 8.2 tremor triggers tsunami waves – latest news
    – – –
    Active region on sun continues to emit solar flares
    September 7, 2017

    published: Friday, September 08, 2017 06:17 UTC

    The G3 (Strong) geomagnetic storm warning has been extended through 1500 UTC (11:00 Eastern) on 08 September due to continued CME effects.

  17. johnm33 says:

    If as the ancients claim the earth stopped spinning [3 times?] what physical effects would that have, on 1 the oceans, 2 surface features, 3 atmospherics 4 geology? I’m mainly curious about the expression of kinetic energy as heat on the various elements/ minerals, and what would happen on start up?

  18. oldbrew says:

    Spectacular Aurora views down east coast [see link below for pics]
    8 September 2017 Scotland

    Scotland is the best place in the UK to observe the Northern Lights but it is usually much further north.

    The beautiful light shows are caused by the interaction of the solar wind – a stream of charged particles escaping the Sun – and Earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere.

    Sky lit up after ‘strongest flare’

    The Earth’s magnetic field traps some of the particles and sends them on a collision course with molecules in the atmosphere.

    As a result of these repeated, tiny crashes, energy is released in the form of light.

    Date: 09/09/17 Alexa Halford, Brett Carter and Julie Currie, The Conversation

    Despite where we are in the sun’s cycle, activity on the sun has dramatically picked up over the past few days. We don’t yet fully understand everything that is happening.

  19. craigm350 says:

    Ben Davidson (Suspicious0bservers) has been tracking storms and solar eruptions for a while;

  20. oldbrew says:

    Tony Heller – New Video : Hurricane Superstition Reaches Category Five
    Posted on September 9, 2017
    – – –
    Worldwide, tropical cyclone activity peaks in late summer, when the difference between temperatures aloft and sea surface temperatures is the greatest. However, each particular basin has its own seasonal patterns. On a worldwide scale, May is the least active month, while September is the most active.[1] In the Northern Atlantic Ocean, a distinct hurricane season occurs from June 1 to November 30, sharply peaking from late August through September;[1] the season’s climatological peak of activity occurs around September 10 each season. [bold added]

    And here we are.

  21. oldbrew says:

    China looks at ending sales of gasoline cars
    September 10, 2017

    The reports of Xin’s comments in the eastern city of Tianjin gave no other details about electric car policy but cited him as saying Beijing plans to “elevate new energy vehicles to a new strategic level.”

  22. oldbrew says:

    Climate Changed Hurricane Indistinguishable From Normal Hurricane at Landfall
    Posted on 10 Sep 17 by JAIME JESSOP

    Hurricane Inflation
    Posted on September 10, 2017 by tonyheller

  23. oldbrew says:

    Scientists observe largest solar flare in 12 years
    September 11, 2017

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  25. oldbrew says:

    ‘..around the time Zealandia started sinking for a second time, the atmosphere had a similar level of carbon dioxide but the Earth was much, much warmer. A better understanding of the relationship between carbon dioxide concentrations and world temperatures can help fine-tune our models going forward. “I like to think of it as looking back to the future,” Pekar says.
    . . .
    “When the community does climate modeling for the Eocene Epoch [56 to 33.9 million years ago], this is the area that causes consternation, and we’re not sure why,” Dickens said.’
    [bold added]

  26. Saighdear says:

    GERMANY CLOSES CO2 underground Storage – last of 3 (?) Tests by Potsdam Inst. – NOBODY wants to live above a CO2 bubble, they say – but it was a success ….. as I understood it all today

  27. oldbrew says:


    When to Trust the Experts (Climate and Otherwise)
    Posted September 11th, 2017 @ 11:24am in #climate change

    ‘…why would Michael Mann even have “proprietary” data? Isn’t everyone looking at the same stuff?’

  28. Saighdear says:

    When Weather isn’t Climate or which ever way you like it: Also from Germany –
    1. around L Constance: APPLE growers complaining about early FROST(?) if I understood properly – affecting their crop – major losses – will Government come to their aid. Apparently in Region of Baden Wurtemberg they’ll get NOTHING whils’t neighbours in Bavaria, across the fence, they will. QUESTION: Why haven’t we heard anything about that in the Media ? Thought this Warming malarchy stopped frosts – Mannnnn! – we are supposed to be able to grow MED. fruit n flowers much further North Scotland shire, even!
    2. Storm Aileen Great Storm Flood to come on N Coast and Islands ( eg Helgoland) + Wind damage INLAND …..

  29. oldmanK says:

    Saighdear says: September 13, 2017 at 5:34 pm ” we are supposed to be able to grow MED. fruit n flowers much further North Scotland shire, even!”

    English vineyards destroyed by frost :

    Mine, in the Med, planted 35 years ago and mature, destroyed by drought of 2016/2017. Very little to salvage.

    So what is ‘same and normal as before’?? Depends from the point of view.

  30. oldbrew says:

    Drax plans world’s largest battery storage facility

    Or does it?

    A spokeswoman for the group told the Financial Times that both the gas and battery storage capacity figures in the planning application were a maximum size and the projects could turn out to be smaller.

  31. oldbrew says:

    New earthquake forecasting system gave reliable forecasts of Italian aftershocks
    September 14, 2017

    Scientists have long sought forecasting methods for earthquakes, for obvious reasons—unfortunately, to date, little progress has been made despite hundreds of years of effort. Science has advanced one area of forecasting, however: aftershocks that occur after a major quake.

    Read more at:

  32. oldbrew says:

    UK temps trending below the 1961-1990 average for the last month and a half.

    – – –
    Date: 15/09/17

    – – –
    As La Nina Looms, Warmists Skid Into Panic Mode…Global Warming Pause Set To Surpass Two Decades!
    By P Gosselin on 15. September 2017

  33. oldbrew says:

    Biologist reaches into electric eel tank, comes out with equation to measure shocks
    September 14, 2017

    Read more at:

  34. oldbrew says:

    Turning on the aurora switch with HAARP
    Posted September 15, 2017

    UAF researcher will use the HAARP facility to attempt to do from below what the sun does from above to create a display of aurora.

    “Energetic electrons ionize and excite gases in the upper atmosphere,” he said. “They release photons when they de-excite again. Here, we’re doing the process from below with HF radio waves.”

  35. oldbrew says:

    J. H. Conway and N. J. A. Sloane, Notes on the Para-Fibonacci and related sequences

    Tricky stuff.

    Conway triangle

  36. oldbrew says:

    Academics call for a rethink on smart meters

    Researchers claim current meters cannot help homeowners use energy more efficiently

    There goes another £11 billion :/

  37. oldbrew says:

    The rise of electric cars could leave us with a big battery waste problem
    – – –
    Toyota’s solid state battery could be an industry breakthrough

  38. oldbrew says:

    UAlberta physicists upend what is known about northern lights

    New model shows mechanism thought to be behind certain classes of northern lights may not even exist.

    By University of Alberta – September 19, 2017

    “These findings fly in the face of what is now commonly accepted in the world of space science,” said Rankin. “Our research shows that conditions necessary for the ionospheric feedback instability to occur are very unlikely, meaning it cannot be the cause of something as regular as the Aurora Borealis.”

  39. oldbrew says:

    More FUD from a failing warmist rag (below). Graham Stringer is one of very few MPs who have a serious interest in what the climate debate is really about.

    The Independent: MP appointed to Parliament’s science committee is part of climate change denial think tank

    On accusations he is a climate sceptic, the MP said: “I am sceptical about everything – that is what scientists are. But there has been an enormous amount of shoddy work masquerading as science with regards to climate change.”
    – – –
    Being a ‘climate sceptic’ beats being a propagandist for Al Gore and the like, every time.

  40. oldbrew says:

    Climate extortion tactics in California…

    Date: 21/09/17 The Wall Street Journal

    Two Northern California cities filed separate lawsuits against five major oil companies Wednesday, asking state courts to force the companies to fund infrastructure the cities say is needed because of climate change.

    They will claim sea level rise is caused by oil companies 😂

  41. oldbrew says:

    Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the Solar System
    20 September 2017

    Abstract: A binary main-belt comet

  42. oldbrew says:

    Baffled scientist news…

    The Greatest Cosmic Puzzle: Astronomers Find Stars That Appear Older Than The Universe

    The oldest stars we’ve found in the Universe are nearly pristine, where almost 100% of what makes them up is the hydrogen and helium left over from the Big Bang. They come in at over 13 billion years old, with the oldest at 14.5 billion. And this is a big problem, because the Universe itself is only 13.8 billion years old.

    Does not compute 😆

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