Tag Archives: Solar

Duck Curves getting Nessie Necks

A very interesting article on the Duck Curve and how excess solar supply can whipsaw conventional production, already to the point where at peak sun there’s too much electricity and it will be destabilizing and eventually crashing grids. Continue reading

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Polar Night Jet and UV Driven Albedo

Does less UV and a shorter atmospheric height lead to a flattened and wider polar outflow (polar vortex) and put colder air in contact with warmer moist subtropical air, leading to an increase in cloud cover and temperate zone albedo changes? Continue reading

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One Tenth Bar, Short Waves, and Solar Spectral Change

A review of a paper that finds a 1/10 bar ( 1/10 atmospheric pressure) common location of a tropopause on many planets with divergent atmospheres. Another paper says this can be applied to all sorts of planets, not just in our solar system, and also finds that the Stellar Spectrum matters. As our Solar Spectrum just shifted, I speculate that matters too, and that this 0.1 bar formula constrains our temperatures also. Continue reading

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Fascinating Solar, AO, QBO, Cold NH Winter link

A pointer to a site and paper talking about a correlation between low solar output and cold northern hemisphere weather, plus a link to a possible connected mechanism. Continue reading

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Does Anybody Really Know What TSI It Is?

Turns out TSI is a mess an one of the best solar researchers on the planet (IMHO) thinks were up for a Grand Minimum and lower TSI leading to a little ice age. Continue reading

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Vukcevic Geomagnetc Weather Correlation – Tidal?

Could the Geomagnetic / Weather correlation found by Vukcevic be driven by Lunar Tidal forces? Continue reading

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Why Land Air Temperature is Exactly Wrong

It isn’t CO2 and IR that matters. It is water and UV. How the planets stir the sun, and cause the moon to stir our oceans. That can account for all the observed changes, both recently and in the past, and predicts our future.

It is the mass of the oceans that control the air temperatures, not some IR from a gas. This is observed in present land temperature patterns. Water determines temperatures, not CO2. Continue reading

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