Tag Archives: emergent phenomena

Dust In My Eyes

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was thinking about “dust devils”, the little whirlwinds of dust that you see on a hot day, and they reminded me that we get dulled by familiarity with the wonders of our planet. Suppose, … Continue reading

About these ads
Posted in Tropics | Tagged , | 97 Comments

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach David Rose has posted this , from the unreleased IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5): ‘ECS is likely in the range 1.5C to 4.5C… The lower limit of the assessed likely range is thus less than … Continue reading

Posted in Climate sensitivity | Tagged , , | 317 Comments

Science, Surfing, Stratification, Overturning, and Timing

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Surfing When I was a kid, swimming in the ocean was a rarity. We kids spent summers with my Dad, and once, maybe twice over the summer we’d go to Stinson Beach. I loved the … Continue reading

Posted in Emergence, Oceans, Science | Tagged , , , , | 54 Comments

Slow Drift in Thermoregulated Emergent Systems

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In my last post, “Emergent Climate Phenomena“, I gave a different paradigm for the climate. The current paradigm is that climate is a system in which temperature slavishly follows the changes in inputs. Under my … Continue reading

Posted in Emergence, Oceans, Science | Tagged , , | 206 Comments

Emergent Climate Phenomena

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In a recent post, I described how the El Nino/La Nina alteration operates as a giant pump. Whenever the Pacific Ocean gets too warm across its surface, the Nino/Nina pump kicks in and removes the … Continue reading

Posted in Emergence | Tagged , , , , , , , | 151 Comments

Here there be Dragons

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was reflecting tonight about emergent phenomena, and how one thing about emergent phenomena is their unpredictability. I’m in the process of writing up a post on emergent phenomena in climate, so they’ve been on … Continue reading

Posted in Curious things, Oceans | Tagged , , , | 123 Comments