Do Global Energy budgets make sense. ???
03-17-2010, 02:58 AM
RE: Do IR budgets make sense. ???
BTW - I have deliberately left out the often mentioned IR window, and
the truncated nature of the frequencies included and excluded in the calculations used to compile the K/T IR budgets.
This is for two main reasons.
1) Although the budgets cut off the lower and upper areas of the IR radiation frequencies, and
Dr. Ferenc Miskolczi suggests this is somewhere in the region of 30% to 40% of observed IR flows, I think it is a minor point.
My reasoning is that convection, conduction and latent heat movements are at least an order of magnitude larger than all IR movements,
so 3 or 4 tenths of a lot less than 10% overall,
is relatively speaking "insignificant".
The other points the piece raises dwarf this error that I have no doubt is also included in the IR budgets.
2) I can not work out at present an easy way to explain the omission from the budgets in simple and understandable layman's terms.
Do I need to rectify this omission, and if so why please.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety)
by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken.
The hobgoblins have to be imaginary so that
"they" can offer their solutions, not THE solutions.
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