Friday, July 13, 2018

The Shapeshifters of Bullshitistan - 15

Bigly Tommy
Regular Dredd Blog readers are the type that probably watched the Tray Gawdy and Gohmer Gohmert Circus yesterday.

It took place in two Howse of Shame's Lack-of-Intelligence Committees because they could not gen up enough shame acting alone in their own singular phony hearts club committees.

So they group-groped into a mindless-meld hearing together, ostensibly to bully "the one man" who had for some 25 years practiced the art of herding foreign spies into the hoosegow (where some former members of The Shapeshifters of Bullshitistan, now reside, or soon enough will).

These two dorks (Tray Gawdy and Gohmer Gohmert) are not yet members of The Shapeshifters of Bullshitistan (The Shapeshifters of Bullshitistan, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14).

Gawdy and Gohmert are only wannabe sychophants at the moment (Beware of the Sycophant Epidemic, 2).

However, after yesterday's performance where "the one man" admirably stood up to them, The Don, The ConWay, and The Banners may just vote Tray Gawdy and Gohmer Gohmert into their swamp.

The Gawdy, as chairpunk of the committee that was afraid to take on "the one man" by himself, took two and a half years to search high and low for Ben Gawdy, his phantom bubba, but all he found was nothing.

Yet His Gawdiness was quick to accuse "the one man" of utterly corrupting the search for The Rusher Graduates of The Don's skool (The Donald University vs. The Lord GOP University), even though only about one year into the Mueller investigation plenty of those Rusher Grads are already convicted and/or indicted.

And even more Rusher Grads are going to be convicted and/or indicted.

But that is not as trumpy as Gohmer Gohmert's chastisement of "the one man" for alleged marital infidelity and lying on a scale that could challenge the existing record held by The Liar / Porn-Hoarder in Chief.

Gohmert is not adept at much beyond bullshit, especially when it comes to not bringing up the things that The Don is famous for.

Gohmert seems to be on high grade hypocrisy steroids (very much like Rudy Poot, the 'Murkan Pootie Poot).

Maybe that is why one of the members of the committees (in the high-skool-bleacher-looking structure hovering over "the one man") yelled to Gohmert: "You need to take your meds!"

I am talking about when Gohmert was "preaching like The Don" to "the one man" about marital infidelity.

I mean, imagine Gohmert saying that to The Don, who pays zillions to cover up his bigly misuse of his little hands while married (The Shapeshifters of Bullshitistan - 12).

Is it any wonder that George Wills, who has not gone "batshit crazy" (Senator Lindsey Graham), tells everyone to vote for democrats in the upcoming election?

I guess George Wills, the famous Republican op-ed columnist, knows that it is the only way to stop Pootie Poot from becoming Donald Dump's daddy for life.

The previous post in this series is here.

Ode to the Gawdy-Gohmert clown show:

Ode to The Trumplican Religion:

Monday, July 9, 2018

The World According To Measurements - 15

Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
In a recent post that shows (with source code provided) the unique nature of water, I wrote:
"I am going to expand this software logic to the WOD in situ measurements database so as to see how it applies in different parts of the world ocean."
(Proof of Concept - 10). Today I am showing the results of accomplishing that task.

I use the TEOS-10 library functions to accomplish another way to detect volume change.

Originally I had used the general formula: "ΔV = V0 β ΔT or V1 = V0 * β * (T0 - T1)" to calculate thermosteric volume changes (Golden 23 Zones Meet TEOS-10).

That formula has advantages in that it relates to a large body of seawater.

One disadvantage is that it is not a TEOS-10 formula, but it is a common formula for calculating volume change due to temperature change.

Further, all of the variables in it are calculated using TEOS-10 functions (ibid).

Today's graphs are generated completely with values computed using only TEOS-10 functions (except for the PSMSL tide gauge pane on each graph).

The function  gsw_specvol (SA, CT, P) calculates volume changes in a cubic meter of seawater ( m3 / kg ) using TEOS-10 values: Absolute Salinity (SA), Conservative Temperature (CT), and pressure (P).

Those TEOS-10 values are calculated from the in situ WOD Measurements recorded in their vast database.

Three depth-layer depictions are made using data from 0-700 m (Fig. 1), >700m - 2000m (Fig. 2), and >2000 m (Fig. 3).

(Note that "m" means meters.)

The take-home is that once again the measurements show that all the fresh water entering the ocean from the melting of the vast ice sheets is impacting temperatures, salinities, and volume at different amounts at different depth levels.

Today's graphs use all WOD in situ measurements, so, in the future I may add graphs of the hemispheres, the layers, and perhaps even individual zones.

Stay tuned.

The previous post in this series is here.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Proof of Concept - 10

Fig. 1 Thermosteric Principles
I. Background

Regular readers will remember the graphic at Fig. 1 as a general depiction of the thermal dynamics of water in response to heat being added to it or removed from it.

The central point to remember is the maximum density event.

That is, once the maximum density is reached there can be no more contraction (density increase) whether heat is added or heat is removed.

At that point whether heat is added or removed, the water will expand (volume increase).

The other main point to remember, as a consequence of that characteristic of water, is that one must know the temperature of the water at the time heat is added or removed in order to know whether volume increase or volume decrease will take place.

The reason for that is, as the Fig. 1 graphic shows, if the water temperature is below the maximum density temperature, adding heat will cause the volume to diminish (thermal contraction).

But if the temperature is above the maximum density temperature when more heat is added, it will cause the volume to increase (thermal expansion).

II. A Program To Illustrate The Point

I wrote an example C++ program to illustrate this point.

It uses the TEOS-10 thermodynamics of seawater library functions as shown by the following source code:

#include <iostream>

/** TEOS-10 header file */
#include <gswteos-10.h>

using namespace std;

const unsigned maxIterations = 15;
const double CTchg = 0.8;
const char *reportFileName = "./output-files/data.txt";

This program calculates specific volume
as the seawater temperature changes.
The beginning seawater temperature is
the maximum density temperature.
Adding or removing heat from the seawater
both increase the volume of the seawater.
int main()
in situ values
double SP = 33; /** practical salinity */
double T = 10; /** temperature (deg C) */
double depth = 100; /** meters */
double lat = 55; /** latitude */
double lon = -140; /** longitude */

TEOS-10 calculations
/** calculate TEOS "height" */
double Z = gsw_z_from_p (depth, lat);

/** pressure P from height Z */
double P = gsw_p_from_z (Z, lat);

/** calculate TEOS Absolute Salinity */
double SA = gsw_sa_from_sp (SP, P, lon, lat);

/** calculate TEOS Conservative Temperature */
double CT = gsw_ct_from_t (SA, T, P);

/** Conservative Temperature @ max density */
double CT_of_max_density = gsw_ct_maxdensity (SA, P);

/** redirect cout from screen to report file */
freopen(reportFileName, "w", stdout);

/** print beginning values */
cout << "SP = " << SP << endl
<< "T = " << T << endl
<< "Z = " << Z << endl
<< "lat = " << lat << endl
<< "lon = " << lon << endl
<< "SA = " << SA << endl
<< "CT = " << CT << endl
<< "P = " << P << endl
<< "maximum density CT = "
<< CT_of_max_density << endl
<< endl;

/** Conservative temperature variable */
double ct = CT_of_max_density;

/** volume variables */
double begin_volume, volume;

/** print beginning CT value */
cout << "***** increasing CT (from: "
<< ct << " deg C):" << endl;

for (unsigned tc = 0; tc < maxIterations; tc++)
volume = gsw_specvol (SA, ct, P);
if (tc == 0) begin_volume = volume;

cout << volume
<< " (" << ct << " deg C)"
<< endl;

ct += CTchg;

cout << endl << "[ volume change: " << volume - begin_volume
<< " ]" << endl << endl;

/** reset ct variable */
ct = CT_of_max_density;

cout << "***** decreasing CT (from: "
<< ct << " deg C):" << endl;

for (unsigned tc = 0; tc < maxIterations; tc++)
volume = gsw_specvol (SA, ct, P);
if (tc == 0) begin_volume = volume;

cout << volume
<< " (" << ct << " deg C)"
<< endl;

ct -= CTchg;

cout << endl << "[ volume change: " << volume - begin_volume
<< " ]" << endl << endl;

return 0;

III. The Print Out

The program prints out the following:
SP = 33
T = 10
Z = -99.0747
lat = 55
lon = -140
SA = 33.1606
CT = 10.0152
P = 100
maximum density CT = -3.59432

***** increasing CT (from: -3.59432 deg C):
0.000973644 (-3.59432 deg C)
0.000973648 (-2.79432 deg C)
0.000973662 (-1.99432 deg C)
0.000973684 (-1.19432 deg C)
0.000973715 (-0.394319 deg C)
0.000973754 (0.405681 deg C)
0.000973801 (1.20568 deg C)
0.000973855 (2.00568 deg C)
0.000973918 (2.80568 deg C)
0.000973988 (3.60568 deg C)
0.000974065 (4.40568 deg C)
0.00097415 (5.20568 deg C)
0.000974241 (6.00568 deg C)
0.00097434 (6.80568 deg C)
0.000974445 (7.60568 deg C)

[ volume change: 8.00854 x 10-7 (0.000000800854) ]

***** decreasing CT (from: -3.59432 deg C):
0.000973644 (-3.59432 deg C)
0.000973648 (-4.39432 deg C)
0.000973663 (-5.19432 deg C)
0.000973686 (-5.99432 deg C)
0.00097372 (-6.79432 deg C)
0.000973764 (-7.59432 deg C)
0.000973819 (-8.39432 deg C)
0.000973884 (-9.19432 deg C)
0.000973961 (-9.99432 deg C)
0.00097405 (-10.7943 deg C)
0.00097415 (-11.5943 deg C)
0.000974263 (-12.3943 deg C)
0.000974389 (-13.1943 deg C)
0.000974528 (-13.9943 deg C)
0.000974681 (-14.7943 deg C)

[ volume change: 1.03719 x 10-6 (0.00000103719) ]
IV. The Point

What this program illustrates is that the volume increases when heat is added or taken away, because the beginning temperature is the maximum density temperature.

The seawater cannot become any more dense, so whether heat is added or taken away the water volume is going to increase (as shown in Fig. 1).

Notice that the removal of heat caused more volume increase (1.03719 x 10-6) than the addition of heat did (8.00854 x 10-7) by 2.36 x 10-7 even though 8 is larger than 1 (notice the exponents).

V. The Significance

The significant fact here is that the mantra "water expands when it is warmed" is not an axiom, it is a half-truth (Proof of Concept - 9).

Many writers in the warming science commentariat do not seem to know that thermal contraction is also a factor in thermosteric sea level change (The Warming Science Commentariat, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11).

VI. Conclusion

I am going to expand this software logic to the WOD in situ measurements database so as to see how it applies in different parts of the world ocean.

Example programs are ok, but real world measurements from the World Ocean Database are the best.

Keep learning.

The previous post in this series is here.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Independence From What?

Chairman Burr
I. Fourth of July Questions

Independence from wars, the mother of all feudalism (American Feudalism, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) ?

Independence from the immunity of the king or queen (Follow The Immunity, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) ?

Independence from official conspiracies with foreign governments designed to take away the rights of the citizens (Dept. of Justice Conspiracy - 3) ?

II. Senate Report Answers

The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, is currently composed of Senators: Richard Burr, (R-NC) Chairman; Mark Warner (D-VA) Vice Chairman; James Risch (R-ID), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Susan Collins (R-ME), Roy Blunt (R-MO), James Lankford (R-OK), Tom Cotton (R-AR), John Cornyn (R-TX), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Angus King (D-ME), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Kamala Harris (D-CA).

The day before "Independence Day" they released a report that was in factual opposition to the House  Committee whose chairman forgot how to recuse himself:
"WASHINGTON – Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) released the Committee’s unclassified summary of its initial findings on the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) on Russian activities in the 2016 U.S. elections. The Committee finds that the overall judgments issued in the ICA were well-supported and the tradecraft was strong. The course of the Committee’s investigation has shown that the Russian cyber operations were more extensive than the hack of the Democratic National Committee and continued well through the 2016 election.
Vice Chair Warner

'The Committee has spent the last 16 months reviewing the sources, tradecraft and analytic work underpinning the Intelligence Community Assessment and sees no reason to dispute the conclusions,” said Chairman Burr. “The Committee continues its investigation and I am hopeful that this installment of the Committee’s work will soon be followed by additional summaries providing the American people with clarity around Russia’s activities regarding U.S. elections.'

'Our investigation thoroughly reviewed all aspects of the January 2017 ICA, which assessed that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign to target our presidential election and to destabilize our democratic institutions,” said Vice Chairman Warner. “As numerous intelligence and national security officials in the Trump administration have since unanimously re-affirmed, the ICA findings were accurate and on point. The Russian effort was extensive and sophisticated, and its goals were to undermine public faith in the democratic process, to hurt Secretary Clinton and to help Donald Trump. While our investigation remains ongoing, we have to learn from 2016 and do more to protect ourselves from attacks in 2018 and beyond.'

The summary is the second unclassified installment in the Committee’s report on Russian election activities."
(Press Release, emphasis added). That comes down to independence from traitorous activity designed to thwart the will of the people expressed by their votes (July 3 2018 Senate Report, PDF).

III. Conclusion

The shape shifters are a clear and present danger (The Shapeshifters of Bullshitistan, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13).

Happy Fourth of July.