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Sebastian Jones

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Re: "Stupid" Questions :o
« Reply #3350 on: June 25, 2020, 05:44:13 PM »
My apologies everyone.
Of course the melting down of nuclear power plants, unless they were to detonate like a nuclear bomb, would not trigger a nuclear winter.

I clearly confused "Stupid" questions with dumb answers.

I shall not do that again.

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Re: "Stupid" Questions :o
« Reply #3351 on: June 26, 2020, 02:49:53 AM »
[Moved here from "The 2020 Melting Season" thread]

I asked:  Hi Folks,
  ...why is it that the ice is thickest immediately north of the CAA?  Has this always been the case or is it a recent development?  Thanks! 

Oren replied:  Welcome KenB. This fits better in the questions thread but the basic answer is yes, it's "always" been the case, there is a general drift from the direction of Siberia towards CAA/Greenland. Watch this video to get the hang of things.  [see enlightening video in 2020 MS thread]

Thanks, Oren!   From this video, the root cause seems like it might be that there's a general clockwise circulation as seen looking down from the North Pole (Coriolis effect?) and the CAA is kind of a "collector" for this circulation, possibly because it extends almost as far N. as Greenland, but is in the 'lee' (as it were) of Greenland itself.  The video suggests the physics is more like that of a viscous liquid than a solid. 

Apropos of that, tonight we made chocolate gelato and watched a viscous liquid slowly morph into a (almost) solid.  Now it's really hardening in the freezer :-).


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Re: "Stupid" Questions :o
« Reply #3352 on: June 26, 2020, 08:04:01 AM »
I clearly confused "Stupid" questions with dumb answers.
8) good one!
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Re: "Stupid" Questions :o
« Reply #3353 on: June 26, 2020, 03:45:18 PM »
binntho, I owe you an apology for my misunderstanding.

It would've been clearer to me if you had written "Nuclear winter is only possible by detonation of nuclear warheads.".
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Re: "Stupid" Questions :o
« Reply #3354 on: June 26, 2020, 03:55:56 PM »
Not only that, or Tsar Bomba would have affected the weather. The explosions have to be such as to generate giant firestorms. Even conflagrations aren’t enough...it has to be a mountainous tornado of fire as opposed to a sea of fire.
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« Reply #3355 on: June 27, 2020, 05:58:20 AM »
binntho, I owe you an apology for my misunderstanding.

It would've been clearer to me if you had written "Nuclear winter is only possible by detonation of nuclear warheads.".
Apology accepted, and extra clarity promised in the future! And as Sebastian points out, just because the questions are "stupid" doesn't mean that the answers have to be dumb - I guess we all fall into that trap every now and then.
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Re: "Smart" and "Stupid" Questions - Feel Free To Ask
« Reply #3356 on: June 30, 2020, 03:25:57 PM »
Is there an inventory of Arctic stations and their sensors?  I tried googling and didn't find much. 
As an example, I recently found out what a pyrheliometer is and I now know there's one in Alert (thanks to GAWLab).  Found myself wondering where there were others, and then from there where there were other sensors.


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Re: "Smart" and "Stupid" Questions - Feel Free To Ask
« Reply #3357 on: June 30, 2020, 05:26:29 PM »
Most Arctic stations (except some Alaska stations for some reason) provide SYNOP reports and are available via various websites. Some use METAR instead or in addition. Warning: I have no clue what or why this is, I am just a practical user.
I personally use ogimet (a Spanish website) for individual stations. It has a map showing all stations in an area which is quite useful (and works most of the time). However, I am not aware of a list of the special instruments in  various stations.
Link to ogimet map (requires panning, zooming out and selecting desired variable such as max temp, not very friendly):
https://www.ogimet.com/cgi-bin/ogimet_nav?lang=en&lat=75N&lon=-075

Link to the reports by a specific station (Eureka):
https://www.ogimet.com/cgi-bin/gsynres?lang=en&ind=71917&ndays=30&ano=2020&mes=6&day=30&hora=15&min=13

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Re: "Smart" and "Stupid" Questions - Feel Free To Ask
« Reply #3358 on: July 01, 2020, 04:50:51 AM »
oren, I got this from my Firefox browser when I clicked on the ogimet.com links:
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Firefox detected an issue and did not continue to www.ogimet.com. The website is either misconfigured or your computer clock is set to the wrong time.

It’s likely the website’s certificate is expired, which prevents Firefox from connecting securely. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details.
(my computer time matches the forum time)

This doesn't say whether the site itself is bad. I won't visit that page because I'm careful.
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Re: "Smart" and "Stupid" Questions - Feel Free To Ask
« Reply #3359 on: July 01, 2020, 07:56:06 AM »
It's a privacy issue, not a security issue. It's HTTP instead of HTTPS (due to the expired certificate).

So if you don't have a problem with everyone knowing you are visiting this site, it's fine to go there.
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Re: "Smart" and "Stupid" Questions - Feel Free To Ask
« Reply #3360 on: July 01, 2020, 08:26:05 AM »
The site is legit. This issue with https started yesterday, hopefully it will be resolved soon. But I am sure other sites can be used as well for the same purpose.

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Re: "Smart" and "Stupid" Questions - Feel Free To Ask
« Reply #3361 on: July 01, 2020, 08:39:31 PM »
Re: everyone knowing you are visiting this site

Using https will not disguise the fact that you are visiting this site, it only conceals the material on the site that you are looking at, not the fact that you visited this site.

If you want to conceal the sites that you are visiting, use Tor  or such.

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Re: "Smart" and "Stupid" Questions - Feel Free To Ask
« Reply #3362 on: July 01, 2020, 08:58:17 PM »
Absolutely right, Sidd! Thanks for the correction.
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Re: "Smart" and "Stupid" Questions - Feel Free To Ask
« Reply #3363 on: July 02, 2020, 07:47:07 AM »
[Probably better in another thread, but relevant ]

Re: more https

https security depends on the security of the CA (the guy, call him Joe, that issues the certificate to the site you are visiting)

If you are sufficiently paranoid (as i am on occasion) you will question if Joe is himself secure. Especially since every government in the world as well as many, many other non state entities realize that breaking the small number of Joes of this world and getting the keys to every site that Joe issued a cert for is much easier than breaking the vast number of each site individually ...

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