Scots: more words for rain than Eskimos for snow

It is often claimed that “Eskimos have hundreds of words for snow”, but I wondered whether this is true or if there were more Scottish words for rain. First, the truth about the Eskimo or Inuit: David Robson, New Scientist 2896, December 18 2012, Are there really 50 Eskimo words for snow? “Yet Igor Krupnik, […]

Simplified atmospheric model

I want to examine three extreme models of the atmosphere: entirely transparent, entirely opaque and entirely transparent to visible and opaque to IR. From this I will show that the presumed adiabatic lapse through the atmosphere of “33C” must be too low and a better figure is closer to 36C For information on models etc. […]