The stable stationary value of the Earth’s global average atmospheric infrared optical thickness

by Ferenc Miskolczi Presented by Miklos Zagoni EGU2011 Vienna Download PDF Conclusions According to the simple-minded or ‘classic’ view of the greenhouse effect the global average greenhouse temperature change may be estimated by the direct application of the Beer-Lambert law moderated by local or regional scale weather phenomena (R. Pierrehumbert, A. Lacis, R. Spencer, R….

Does the Tropopause Limit Carbon Dioxide Heat Trapping?

by Richard J. Petschauer, June 10, 2011, Revised June 29, 2011 [This revision adds non-standard atmospheric lapse rates to the calculations.] Background Basic greenhouse theory shows that as the concentration of CO2 increases, a thinner atmosphere is required to allow the heat to radiate to outer space. This causes the typical emission altitude to increase…

Cargo Cult Science

Cargo Cult Science

by Richard Feynman Introduction The speech is reproduced in the book Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! and on many websites. He based the phrase on a concept in anthropology, the cargo cult, which describes how some pre-scientific cultures interpreted technologically advanced visitors as religious or supernatural figures who brought boons of cargo. Later, in an…

Maunder Minimum 1740—replay in 2020?

By Dennis Avery, Canada Free Press Churchville, VA—A reader recently pointed out a fascinating temperature comparison—between 1700 AD and today. He marked two sections of the world’s oldest temperature record—Central England Yearly Average Temperature 1660–2008:  The first section showed our famous recent temperature surge from 1976–1998. He also marked a similar strong temperature surge from…

Carbon Dioxide: An Innocent Bystander in Climate Change

by Bryce Johnson Abstract An atmospheric radiation transport code, SpectralCalc™ (1) has been used to predict carbon dioxide’s contribution to earth heating.  The code predicts that doubling atmospheric CO2 raises its temperature by only 0.22 degrees C.  This temperature rise is very much lower than “conventional” predictions which indicate at least a 1 C rise…

Improved Simple Climate Sensitivity Model

by Richard J. Petschauer (February 24, 2011) 1.  Summary of the Present Simple Model and Its Limitations The present simple climate model, used by most climate scientists to estimate climate sensitivity, is based on maintaining energy balance between the net solar incoming shortwave solar radiation and the outgoing longwave radiation from the planet. Increased CO2…

Ferenc Miskolczi’s Saturated Greenhouse Effect Theory: References

Miskolszi (2007): Greenhouse effect in semi-transparent planetary atmospheres. IDŐJÁRÁS, Vol. 111, No. 1, January–March 2007, pp. 1–40. PDF Miklos Zagoni (December 18, 2009): Ferenc Miskolczi’s Saturated Greenhouse Effect Theory: CO2 cannot cause any more global warming. SPPI Original Paper. Miskolczi (2010): The stable stationary value of the earth’s global average atmospheric Planck-weighted Greenhouse-gas optical thickness. PDF Discussion with Miklos Zagoni (2011) ClimateClash.com. Miskolczi…

Opposing Alarmist and Scientists Letters to US Congress, Jan 2011

18 Climate Alarmists versus 82 Climate Scientists ____________________________________________________ 1. Open Letter by 18 Climate Alarmists (pdf) January 28, 2011 To the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate: The Importance of Science in Addressing Climate Change As you begin your deliberations in the new 112th Congress, we urge you to take a fresh…

CO2 Insignificant in Earth Warming

by Bryce Johnson (Revised, January 31, 2011) The SpectralCalc™ Code In a recent publication (1) Richard J. Petschauer utilized the SpectralCalc™ computer code (2) to demonstrate that carbon dioxide is but a “bit player” in earth warming by greenhouse gases (ghg’s). The code is extremely detailed and sophisticated, containing all the needed atmospheric and IR…

Ferenc Miskolczi Greenhouse Effect References

Miskolszi (2007): Greenhouse effect in semi-transparent planetary atmospheres. IDŐJÁRÁS, Vol. 111, No. 1, January–March 2007, pp. 1–40. PDF Miklos Zagoni (December 18, 2009): Ferenc Miskolczi’s Saturated Greenhouse Effect Theory: CO2 cannot cause any more global warming. SPPI Original Paper. Miskolczi (2010): The stable stationary value of the earth’s global average atmospheric Planck-weighted Greenhouse-gas optical thickness. PDF Discussion with Miklos Zagoni (2011) ClimateClash.com. Miskolczi…

NASA silenced Ferenc Miskolczi on his GHG research

by Dr Miklos Zagoni, Physicist, Budapest, Hungary, 31 Dec, 2009 In 2004, Dr. Ferenc Miskolczi published a paper “The greenhouse effect and the spectral decomposition of the clear-sky terrestrial radiation“, in the Quarterly Journal of the Hungarian Meteorological Service (Vol. 108, No. 4, October–December 2004, pp. 209–251.). The co-author of the article was his boss at NASA (Martin Mlynczak)….

Climate Science Blind Spot – Evaporation Cooling

by Richard J. Petschauer (January 18, 2011) 1. Background Climate science is certainly not settled considering how poorly the models handle latent heat transfer. This is a process involving heat loss on the surface from evaporation that is moved to a corresponding heat gain when condensation occurs during cloud formation, causing added heat to be…