Geothermal to the Moon!

The Earth and the Moon have been neighbors for a very long time. We should expect long term steady state heat transfer from Earth’s internal energy (without Sun) to the Moon to be equal to Earth’s geothermal heat flux. To my knowledge, no one has ever made this claim. Sound outrageous? Let’s see… According toContinue reading “Geothermal to the Moon!”

Equating Perpendicular Planes is Plain Nonsense

Many people believe you can compare the Geothermal Heat Flux to Insolation, see that it’s pitiful and then exclude Geothermal from the energy budget. I have touched on this subject several times: here, here, and here. Today I will again show that this idea is plain nonsense. Let’s start with the basics of radiation: TheContinue reading “Equating Perpendicular Planes is Plain Nonsense”

The Irrelevance of Geothermal Heat Flux

You’ve probably heard it before: the geothermal heat flux is so small (91.6 mW/m²) that it can be effectively ignored in Earth’s energy budget. The first part is true, the heat flux is small, but this fact is completely irrelevant. And what is relevant is popularly denied and masked as something else. I’ve already explainedContinue reading “The Irrelevance of Geothermal Heat Flux”

Dumbest Math Theory Ever

Mainstream climate scientists believe in the dumbest math theory ever devised to try and explain physical reality. It is called the Greenhouse Effect. It’s so silly and unbelievable that I don’t even want to give it the honor of calling it a scientific theory, because it is nothing but ideological mathematics that has never beenContinue reading “Dumbest Math Theory Ever”

Two theories, one ideological, other verified

About a dozen people who have read my article, the case of two different fluxes, have dismissed my central argument by invoking a silly theory. The most famous critic, Willis Eschenbach (of WUWT fame), thus writes: Zoe, I just took a look at your page. I fear that you’ve made a mathematical mistake. The problemContinue reading “Two theories, one ideological, other verified”

Measuring Geothermal – A Revolutionary Hypothesis

I’m proposing a brand new hypothesis. Here it is: The so called greenhouse effect is nothing but an artifact of geothermal, flipped upside down. We can measure geothermal quite easily: Geothermal Emission = Upwelling Longwave Radiation – (Downwelling Shortwave Radiation – Upwelling Shortwave) + Latent Heat Flux + Sensible Heat Flux In the language ofContinue reading “Measuring Geothermal – A Revolutionary Hypothesis”

Average Moon Temperature

Answer = 200.2 K The Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment onboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has been acquiring moon data since July 2009. A very detailed paper [Williams 2017] was written, yet nowhere does it answer the simple question: what is the average temperature of the moon? [Nikolov & Zeller 2014] intelligently guessed that theContinue reading “Average Moon Temperature”

Pressure Change and Real Standard Pressure

The standard mean sea level pressure is defined as 101.325 kPa. This is the standard used in US and International Standard Atmosphere. This value is all over the place. In reality this value was agreed upon by committee and at no time represented the true mean sea level pressure. Most certainly it does not representContinue reading “Pressure Change and Real Standard Pressure”

North and South Hemisphere

Today I will analyze some differences between the north and south hemisphere. I’ll be using NCEP‘s Long Term Mean Air Surface Temperature for 1979-2017, and NASA’s ISCCP Project Insolation data from 1983-2009. Sure the years don’t overlap, but we are using long term averages anyway and don’t care about the time trend. First we needContinue reading “North and South Hemisphere”

Air Temperatures and Average Lapse Rate

Today we will examine 40 years (1979-2018) of air temperature data and derive the average lapse rate. First we need some tools: We will be using NCEP Reanalysis 2 data. Grab it: Create a new file air.sh with: We source the code, to allow its functions to act like command-line commands we can run inContinue reading “Air Temperatures and Average Lapse Rate”

Earth Average Surface Gravity

Happy new year, everybody 🙂 It would be interesting to know the average surface gravity of Earth. I looked over at Wikipedia: Standard Gravity and found: The standard acceleration due to gravity (or standard acceleration of free fall), sometimes abbreviated as standard gravity, usually denoted by ɡ0 or ɡn, is the nominal gravitational acceleration ofContinue reading “Earth Average Surface Gravity”