CLIMATE GALLERY

Welcome to the CSIM Climate Gallery

These works were developed in alignment with both research and with other content.  I link each image and/or animation to one or more posts at this or that site.   The images are not arranged in any particular order.  Many of the images will animate when selected.  Click on captions to link to article

As water would splash across a pivoting bumpy surface, our hydrogeostrophic atmosphere literally cascades across the Earth’s hemispheres across every season.

Perhaps Boltzmann Transport Equations  (BTEs) can simulate global hydrospheric transports better than any existing climate model strategy.

Nano-mineral hydroxides and their planetary cousins

A Southern Annular Ocean dynamo-ozone ring notion

Hemispheric annual moisture vortexes

Geostrophic moisture drives glaciation patterns

Your winter your summer

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Atmospheric moisture waves

this public artwork was funded by AMAFCA Albuquerque, NM

This ‘disturbing’ animation is adapted from Wallace, 2019.  As it cycles between January and July, it captures the planet’s global hydroclimatologic biannual oscillation in a way that is particularly concrete.  The deeper the elevation of the surface, the greater the amount of precipitation based on the full atmospheric ERAI reanalyses resources.. so from actual data.

 

Background:

The inspiration for most images comes from the expanding empirical relations which are rooted in studies of hydrodynamics and solar forcing, particularly the planetary-scaled geostrophic circulation of water and air.  From past work I’ve advanced (Wallace, 2019), this approach offers and/or supports alternative solar-cycle based interpretations for contemporary satellite-era global weather and climate observations:

  • sea levels
  • rivers,
  • lakes,
  • winds
  • polar ice caps,
  • polar vortexes
  • the jet streams
  • lightning patterns
  • glaciers,
  • hurricanes,
  • tornadoes,
  • monsoons
  • the tropopause
  • latent heat domains,
  • OLR domains,
  • stable isotopes of hydrogen and oxygen in the atmosphere
  • ozone patterns
  • ocean oscillation patterns (PDO, AMO, SOI)
  • ocean pH (so-called ocean acidification) patterns.
  • ocean thermoclines
  • The intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ)

 

References:

Wallace, Michael G. 2019.  Application of lagged correlations between solar cycles and hydrosphere components towards sub-decadal forecasts of streamflows in the Western US.   Hydrological Sciences Journal, Oxford UK  Volume 64 Issue 2.   doi: 10.1080/02626667.2019.

 

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