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Climate change debate; can we turn down the heat?

By Dennis Klocek / July 14, 2016 / Comments Off on Climate change debate; can we turn down the heat?

There are many ways to think about the climate change debate and almost all of them lead to paradox and polarization. At the physical level of the debate, there are those who say that “greenhouse” gases have increased dramatically since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Greenhouse gasses are gasses that trap warmth in the…

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El Nino Case Study 1997-1998

By Dennis Klocek / July 1, 2015 / 0 Comments

In 1996 there were several events which allowed a warm plume of water to bring up cool temperatures in the tropical eastern Pacific in the area between the dateline and Hawaii. This warming trend started early in 1996 in a very cool ocean and was the seed of the great El nino of 1997-98. Only…

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El Nino Case Study 1982-1983

By Dennis Klocek / July 1, 2015 / 0 Comments

The following is a brief description of the situation which built up warmth in the western Pacific that eventually lead to the 1982/83 el nino. None of the events are depicted in the animation. In December 1979 Jupiter was in western nino 5. During that year there was an unusual warming event in the eastern…

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The El Nino and Planetary Movement

By Dennis Klocek / July 1, 2015 / Comments Off on The El Nino and Planetary Movement

From December to April any outer planet in nino 5 will be moving in arc in a retrograde motion that is from east to west. This is coincident with the yearly warming period in nino 5. Any outer planet in nino 5 will be moving retrograde from January to May. This is coincident with the…

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Planetary Movement

By Dennis Klocek / July 1, 2015 / Comments Off on Planetary Movement

In order to build a different kind of model for el nino it is useful to describe the ways in which a planet can be seen to be moving across the Pacific ocean. The motions of the outer planets from Mars through Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto can be projected onto the Pacific basin.…

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Enhanced/Successful El Nino

By Dennis Klocek / July 1, 2015 / Comments Off on Enhanced/Successful El Nino

The sequence of an enhanced El Nino In January, February and March warmth builds up in the western Pacific. In April cool emerges in nino 5 and the warmth flows into nino 4. In May cold water spreads eastward from nino 5 into western nino 4 as warm water approaches the western border of nino…

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Standard El Nino

By Dennis Klocek / July 1, 2015 / Comments Off on Standard El Nino

El Nino is a yearly rhythmic fluctuation of waters from the western Pacific to the eastern Pacific. Some years it is a strong fluctuation and some years it is a weak fluctuation. The reasons for this patterning are obscure and complex. This site offers one way of looking at el nino which seems to accurately…

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