Monday, September 27, 2010

Only Opportunity

Happened upon this
The constraints imposed by the planetary ecosystem require continuous adjustment and permanent adaptation. Predictive skills are of secondary importance.
Hendrik Tennekes
 and thought of this
There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
Tennekes concludes with
From my background in turbulence I look forward with grim anticipation to the day that climate models will run with a horizontal resolution of less than a kilometer. The horrible predictability problems of turbulent flows then will descend on climate science with a vengeance.
I have his book; it is rather good.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Goodbye Blue Sky

Look mummy, there's an airplane up in the sky
over Rotary Park in Beavercreek.

Click this one to watch the prop go 'round: