Cmdr Kharma wrote:Absolutely Jack shit.......
What.... are you trying to say that 28C is hot? Really? Feckin' wimp.
This is the temp right now where I live... and it converts to 47C for those that are too lazy to google the conversion.
Now that's hot!
I had no less than four (4) Environmental Engineering classes in college, nearly all of them studying systems with differentials/integrals.
Florida tends to be a huge environmental study -- air, water, porous limestone -- half the state is really under-water, anything south of the line from Tampa to Daytona (Lauderdale and Miami don't naturally exist). The first thing you learn in thermo and fluid dynamics in the 'real, environmental world' is that the biggest issue with heat is ground-level reflection. It's far worse than upper-atmosphere air reflection.Going way off-topic ... Case-in-point:
I remember studying this in the early '90s, and one of my instructors predicting that dry, southern and western states like Texas and Arizona, in cities like Austin and Phoenix, would regularly start to hit and break 50C (122F) in the early 21st century
, with continued development.
BTW, he was the same instructor who predicted OPEC would eventually be stupid enough to let the average price of gasoline in the US hit US$4/US-gal (US$5/Imp-gal) ... Again, OT ...
Market costs (despite people claiming it is regulation) pushing everyone to change ... which is what is now happening exactly as he said it would 2 decades ago
. He was tough, he wasn't easy, but he didn't let us spew the common US media ignorance. One of the best instructors I ever had, especially the macroeconomics of energy and its impact.
RD-83 wrote:Ho-lee shitballs!
To be fair, its normally about 10C here so were not used to it and out homes are built to keep heat in
The good news is that we're entering back into the cold cycle of North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). That means the Gulf Stream that brings the added heat in the summer won't be as bad. But it also means you'll have colder winters for the next 40+ years too.
E.g., just the 20th Century thru today ...
Every freak'n model doesn't work. We're still too ignorant. E.g., We've only had one warm NAO cycle in the age of satellites. Of course it had the most 'named storms.'