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Brindabella Archives Summary The Brindabella Archives are nonfiction writings on Science, Technology, and Society.

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Personal odds and ends from past sites.

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Untitled Page The Open Climate Modeller (OCM) is an interactive Javascript visualisation package for exploring the Earth's surface-atmosphere energy dynamics.
Select the OCM.html file to run it now, or download the file.
Unzip it then open in a local browser. Local use recommended for Javascript programmers only. Check code safety for yourself.

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This article, Energy and Atmosphere, looks at the energy dynamics of the Earth's atmosphere. Since the role of radiative gasses has become a political issue that is undermining the stability of industrial economies and denying the many benefits of cheap and reliable energy to billions of people, the precise nature of the energy dynamics of our atmosphere has become a trillion dollar question.

It shows a new derivation for the adiabatic temperature lapse rate in the atmosphere.
It also points to a possible explanation for why the Earth's water thermostat cuts in so suddenly at 30 Cº.

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Climate – A Personal Perspective is an early overview article looking at things and events that have influenced my views on climate.

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 The IPCC and the Carbon Cycle
We are told by the IPCC that CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels are causing atmospheric CO2 levels to rise and that these are causing global warming. Of the two links in this chain of reasoning this article addresses the first.

I show that the IPCC view of the carbon cycle is fundamentally flawed in many ways, and is not supportable at any meaningful level of confidence. This is not esoteric science to be left to specialists or ‘great minds’. Any numerate person who cares to look and think can understand the insignificance of our total industrial era CO2 emissions at less than 1% of the carbon cycle and our annual emissions at just 5% of the air-sea fluxes.

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Plot from the southern Sea Surface Temperature modelling.
See the SST images archive in the images branch. A description of this project is forthcoming.

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The article Radiative Delay in Context challenges a core assumption of the contemporary climate science consensus, that the Greenhouse (or Radiative Delay) Effect is the sole mechanism by which the Earth's atmosphere raises the Earth's surface temperature above that which would exist without an atmosphere.

In it I show that the Radiative Delay heating of the atmosphere is negligible, and a well established alternative mechanism arising from atmospheric buffering over the diurnal temperature cycle is capable of producing the temperatures we experience.

The role of Carbon Dioxide is shown to be negligible.

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Forthcoming article: a technical description of the SST modelling discussed in the article Natural Cycles.

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This is a personal view of the political nature of the CO2 scare from an environmentalist who has watched on in dismay at the extreme politicisation of the environment. I watched the takeover of the environment movement since the 1970s by the extreme left acting with motives that have nothing to do with reducing our environmental impact.
Moving forward we see the actions of the totalitarian left in the United Nations and associated NGOs forming the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and how this has perverted the already corrupted nexus between science and public policy.

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Technology Archives

Most significant article: Personal Archives

Related articles: Knowledge Systems and Conflict,
Knowledge Futures (refers to deprecated WordMuller software)

More technical (Natural language Processing):
nlp-all.pdf, NLP-Parser.pdf, NLP-Inference.pdf

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ChitSets Introduction
Dave Davies, 2013

The ChitSets package was built as a front end to TheWordMachine. It provides an extensible desktop environment in a browser page.

It is designed to run on a local machine for personal use. It may also work as a general purpose web page generator with some more effort. This will need a public open source project. My priority is linking into TheWordMachine.

It combines html5, JavaScript, Java (xml, dom, xpath, Servlet, Applet, Desktop Application), AJAX and PHP technologies. It also uses its own structure definition language (csdef) similar to css style definitions.
It is by no means complete, secure or even totally stable. I need to use it now, so it is as it is.
Javascript code is here and JavaDoc here.
The screen shot below displays some old functionality - not all of which may be currently active.

It has a few book contents loaded to test response times.

Desktop Example

The overall design paradigm is something like an expanded desktop in a browser window. The basic display unit is the Chit which can display any html. Chits are collected together as a ChitSet which has a header bar with a title and some control widgets for opening, closing, navigating and dismissing. The header can also be used to drag the ChitSet about (no, not in iPads yet).
A Chitset can represent a file - typically a paragraph per Chit – or collections of Chits from a search operation (not yet) or dynamic message streams (partly implemented).

Javascript: Started as a standard OO approach but quickly morphed into using the Document structure to store non-transient data. This gives a single integrated data structure so when the html document, or a branch of it, is saved, the state variables are saved with it in the html. The Javascript uses standard html components for: text display, text entry, radio buttons, checkboxes, sliders, images etc. as seen in the Examples chitset in the image above.

Java Applet: This provides:
  • A dynamic w3c.dom model of the local file structure or a static one for web operation.
  • Xml, html and plain text file handling.
  • Component construction using the csdef data definition language. (fragile and flakey)
  • xPath search of the loaded Documents.
  • Java reflection command structure.
  • File handling and other utility methods.
  • A bridge to TheWordMachine when it's extended to the Java ChitWM package.
  • A tighter development environment for when Javascript doesn't realy cut it.
  • No graphics because I lost patience with Swing – way too fiddley - but it might have its uses. (update: Javascript Canvas much better)

  • PHP: Provides server-side utilities.

    Ajax: Provides Javascript access to PHP.

    TheWordMachine: Will provide a Natural Language command and rule interpreter for a Personal Assistant.

    The csDef data definition language:
    Has the structure of css definitions and more: inheritance, recursion, options, function calls (Java & JS).

    A csDef example:

    // Definition from element specification: tagName.instanceClass#instanceName
    ChitSet { // tagName
    inherit { // inheritance
    1: Chit;
    2: instanceClass;
    ischitset: true;
    setopen: true;
    setExpanded: false;
    chitnum: 0;
    class: instanceClass;
    chitoffsetx: 12;
    chitoffsety: 12;
    numchitsexposed: 15;
    setName: makeSetLabel(instanceName); // Java method call
    id: ChitSet_+stripSpaces(setName); // concatenation and another Java call
    ondblclick: 'ChitEvents.dblClick(event)'; // embedded response for JS
    content { // other values or object defs in form: tag.instanceClass#instanceName
    1: img.labelImg#setName;
    2: img.toggleImgH#setImg;
    3: img.toggleImgV#setImg;
    4: img.closeImg#setImg;
    5: img.infoImg#setImg;
    6: img.ringImg#setImg;
    7: setLabel.chitSet#setName;
    8: NodeList#instanceName or NodeList.instanceClass#instanceName; // alternate values
    maxexposure: maxExposure#instanceName or 501;
    setnum: glob.allChitsets.length; // Javascript post-processing using JS global value

    // Or for a more specific content definition - the stuff between the html tags:
    NodeList.file {
    inherit: NodeList;
    fileStyle: instanceTextstyle;
    // In the next line a TextChit is generated for each paragraph of the file referenced by 'instanceName', or other structures for xml and text files. The same applies to any function returning an array, set, or list.

    content: TextChit.instanceTexttype#selectFileFragments(instanceName);

    Status: The csDef use is still brittle and messy.
    Written Chit definitions (in csDef) will eventually be bypassed in most instances by dragging a copy of a previously defined chit from the ChitSet Examples.
    'Ultimately' the intention is to use TheWordMachine parser to interpret the definitions.

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