Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Weather (continued)

This is what meteorology sold in exchange for the opportunity to become a real science, one that measured the reality of the winds and rain that is the basis of our existence.
Meteorology has been forced to make one conclusion, while ignoring completely the logical consequences of that conclusion, because it has agreed with science on Newton’s folly that the rotation of the Earth isn’t affected by weather. The factual model of the weather that has emerged from meticulously measurements of the atmosphere shows two giant circular flows of air, one flowing north, the other flowing south. The air rises at the equator and flows north and south. The air flowing to the Poles rises and travels over the air moving back to the equator. The air moving back to the equator travels beneath the above layer of air. If we confine our discussion to the Northern Hemisphere, we have a giant circulation of air, with the northerly moving air masses passing over the southerly moving masses that are hugging the ground.
This is a factual statement of how the air circulates. It has been derived from the statistical data from an untold number of weather balloons. This is true science, the collection of facts, and not the science we’re talking about, the science that creates basic assumptions out of thin air (or the ruminations of dead men who knew nothing) and then impose those assumptions as received wisdom. However, when facts contradict theory, the facts are the first to go. Here, facts disagree with the iron clad rule that the atmosphere doesn't affect the rotation of the planet, so the fact that the Earth’s atmosphere is circulating is disconnected from the fact that the circulation physically demonstrates the atmosphere does affect the Earth's rotation.
What is the actual connection?
When we walk outside on a calm day, we don’t get blown over. It’s as simple as that. We’ll discuss how the northward moving air masses create the weather shortly, but for now we know that lower moving air masses are the masses of air we live in. Models constructed from weather balloons do not suggest three air masses, one moving north, the other moving south, with the third mass hugging the Earth. They demonstrate that we live in the lower moving air mass.
However, we’re all moving at different speeds depending on where we’re located on the planet. When we stand on the equator, we are traveling at about a 1,000 mps. As we move towards the Pole, the circumference of the Earth becomes smaller, and our rate of speed diminishes. When we reach the Pole, and we are standing on it, we are not traveling at any speed, we are merely turning in a very slow circle, one that takes 24 hours to complete. We’re still going about 67,000 mph as the Earth obits the sun, but where we are on the surface has nothing to do with that speed.
We travel with the Earth’s rotation, and the speed of that travel is determined by the circumference of the Earth at the place we re standing. If we round the circumference at the equator off to 25,000 miles, then we are traveling 25,000 miles in a 24-hour period. If the circumference of the Earth where we are standing is 16,000 miles, we are traveling 16,000 miles in a 24-hour period. Dividing the circumference by the hours, we find at the equator, we are traveling at 1,042 mph while at the 16,000-mile circumference point, we’re traveling at 667 mph. When we get to the Pole, we are traveling at zero mph. We are standing still turning in a circle at the rate of one full turn every 24 hours.
(To be continued)

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