Earth’s heat budget and super-cyclones

There are always volcanic vents emitting their superheated streams. We only hear of the volcanoes that blow their tops. Even the deep sea vents seldom make it to the upper levels as hot water because of something called or related to the "thermo-haline column". …

I think that the idea the earth's heat budget merely balances the insolation (direct solar heating) is going to take a nose dive soon. NASA JPL are half way through a study of the Arctic's permafrost carbon liabilities. That can be kicked out of bounds.

If you look at the supercyclones that form quite regularly in the southern hemisphere:

> http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/viewer/index.shtml?type=mslp-precip&tz=UTC&area=SH&model=G&chartSubmit=Refresh+View

…you may one day be able to match them with volcanic activity. (If the nutters in charge of archiving volcanic activity ever pull their fingers out of the ring.)

As of 06:00 on Wednesday 12 June 2013 GMT:

…there is a supercyclone on the coast of Antarctica covering the longitudes 40 to 100 E. This has grown so large due to heat supplied by some volcanic activity. It is easy to imagine any atmospheric pollutants caught up in it will pretty soon turn into mere ions if I am correct.

Thus perisheth all climatological data for the moment.

On Thursday:

…this area of supercyclonicity diminishes and a Tropical Storm is born. It lasts for about 2 days.

By 06:00 on Saturday it are gorn:

One of the Lows that it devolves into becomes a small black mass of precipitate by Saturday noon and dissipates on the continent. A sure sign of a medium sized quake. And there have been few enough of them over the last few days.

This will be a short range series from the Fijian Triangle to the Fijian Triangle all on the list from the same day if I know what I am talking about. I have no idea what magnitudes it might contain. It definitely does dissipate on the shore of Antarctica yet the remains do not dissipate, they bounce off "tornado like". Interesting behaviour for so small a Low and one so poorly supported.

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3 thoughts on “Earth’s heat budget and super-cyclones

  1. I suppose I ought to put the whole run for the day on my photo album but really, they occur all the time.I could also be looking for Highs that cross the other three continents in the southern hemisphere, to see what relationship they have with something called a 5 day wave in North Africa.There has been tremendous flooding in Germany and eastern Europe recently and there have been some terrible tornadoes in the USA -until the North Atlantic hurricane season kicked in a short while ago.What IS interesting is that as a cyclone grows stale the constituent parts can disperse before they reach shallows. Usually they don't decay until they reach a continental shelf.When they do disperse at sea, a short lived cyclone (much smaller than the original) can create havoc. I don't think I ever noticed this behaviour before.Well; I HAVE NOW!

  2. Originally posted by Weatherlawyer:

    they bounce off "tornado like"

    The signal for earthquakes differs from that for tornadoes on these charts in that they both relate to cyclones that become black massed with precipitate according to the satellite imagery used to form these things.But earthquake signals are when the cyclone hits the shoreline and disintergrates.Tornadoes are signalled by the mass dispersing before the cyclone reaches shore.There is an inversed change of temperature with height above the continent. Instead of temperatures dropping (as is the normal behaviour) temperatures rise wth height. This probably explains what happens to storms when they reach the pole.They are just lifted out of the way. It is something that has puzzled me since I first started looking at these things. I couldn't see their way out as the continent was always choked with its surrounding cyclones.Something occurred to me concerning this situation and "inverse laws" when I was meditating on this this morning. The idea has escaped me for now but I will get back to it when I have had time to relax.

  3. I think we had a phreatic event this morning about 04:30 BST, Friday 14 June 2013.I have lost interest in the goings on at the Smithsonian. Google can do what it likes to US Agencies. I hereby coin the word:Googliffan.(Meaning: Sent to the devil by one of the worlds most eggregious spy services.)Volcanoes are hard to hide. They are a bit like Google, hiding in plain sight. We seem to know so little about them, despite everything they tell us about themselves. This is how to decode them:Fist of all the matrix they seem built on is not glass. That is the residue left on site after an eruption. Silicon mixed with 2 parts Oxygen is the most stable compound in everyday use. It is virtually non toxic despite the fact that it consists of two of the most reactive elements in the universe. It is so common a commodity that it is a by-word for the mundane. Something in plentiful supply is considered common as dirt or as numerous as the grains of sand on the sea-shore.Which is what is formed from the silica residue of volcanoes.It is probable that volcanoes receive most of their energy from the reaction of silicates with oxygen in water. At tremendous pressure and in the presence of relatively little heat, water will dissolve rock. You can take the chemistry for that anywhere you wish.What else is known about volcanoes?They are a source of minerals and their flanks are (if there is sufficient water available) some of our richest soils. They supply most, if not all, of the nutriments in the sea. The rest is from rivers (estuaries are the the richest environments on earth (and thus the richest eco-systems in the material universe.))But volcanic vents are easily as productive where the heat can be driven off fast enough near the mineral supply. If that can't happen, the mineral supply is subject to the vagaries of ocean currents.Due to the physical behaviour of hot, sediment rich volcanic outflow from deep sea vents, it may at times appear that the ocean's currents are halted. What may in fact be happening is that gyres are funded by volcanic activity. Has anyone ever dared to think that possible before your truly just wrote this?Satellite data may be useful in explaining it:According to the chart for the 7 June 2013, events in the southern hemisphere are contained within the 40th parallel at T+144 (forecast for 13 June 2013.) A fairly large cyclone (almost a super-cyclone) is centred at 40 S. 80 E.It begins to split apart by the end of the run (T+162) and in fact would have died on the vine if it hadn't been for an injection of water from Australia.A persistant Low at 160 E. along with another water supply at 150 W., join forces on the 14th to produce a deep Low between 50 and 60 S. and 100 and 80 W. This is decimated at Cape Horn so it cannot expand. It does something else instead.Slight pause while I ftch the drawings….

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