Tag Archives: Moon

Tides and Storms

Energy flows from the tropics to the poles. The tropics absorb most of the sun’s radiation and drives heat flow to polar regions where radiative cooling dominates. In winter the Hadley cell moves heat to ~30N via huge convective currents … Continue reading

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Supermoon weather forecast !

Today and tomorrow there is  a “supermoon” which occurs when  a full moon coincides with the lunar-earth orbit at perihelion. The moon is then about 30,000 miles closer to the earth causing “perigean” spring tides some 20% stronger than normal. In summer this occurs only when the … Continue reading

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How the moon affects the weather

I aim to demonstrate in this series of posts that ever changing gravitational tides influence the flow of the polar Jet Stream thereby changing weather patterns at high latitudes. Such effects should be included in global circulation models to improve medium range … Continue reading

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