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Planet Earth 2015 Fall Heat Transfer Cycle
An EXO Climateological Perspective

By Barry Piacenza
Climate Change Economics, LLC

August 23, 2015

Educational Purposes only



The 2015 fall heat transfer cycle has been one of the most voracious in almost 100 years. There are seven large tropical systems in the inter-tropical convergence zone planet wide.

It is interesting to note the increased severity of the systems. This supports the work by Hansen et al in their July 2015 paper. Ice melt sea level rise and super storms. ACPD 15, 20059 – 20179, 2015. Read the article here

It is interesting to note the history of Hurricane Danny's development and its incursion with the dry air over the Atlantic – Caribbean Sea with a small compact system. It is slicing through a dry air systemic environment. This bodes well for humidity transfer around Africa during the Cape Verde season. It also bodes well for additional storm development and from a climatological perspective the CO2 and GHG levels being historically high has helped create a large number of systems in the inner tropical convergence zone with the development of more storms as they come off the African continent into the Atlantic Ocean.

The increasing number of systems and intensity are indicative of a "Sick Planet Syndrome". The ocean temperatures being very high and a strong El Niño development with strong cold front developments in the central United States Great Plains will help to create severe weather systems.

The historically capable humidity transfer from Africa to the Caribbean Sea and the increased heat trapping and increased ice melt in the Arctic, Greenland and Antarctic does not bode well for the deep ocean planetary heat transfer conveyor belts planet wide, their eventual slowing, and perhaps ceasing of these deep ocean heat transfer systems to northern latitudes. This could lead to colder winters in Europe and North America and increased ocean levels planet wide.

All of this makes the IPCC meeting 30 November to 11 December 2015, in Paris, France extremely important!

Barry