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2013-04-08 02:48:50 PM
Most succinct headline ever.

/+1
 
2013-04-08 02:51:30 PM
This is gonna go green
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-08 02:54:58 PM
My browser shows a row of boxes

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followed by a jet icon.
 
2013-04-08 02:57:41 PM
go home headline, you're drunk.
 
2013-04-08 02:58:51 PM
I'm not sure how they can really predict this accurately.  Even modern supercomputers are unable to do really good climate modeling, the variables are simply too complex.  It seems like they're predicting a permanent jet streak over the North Atlantic, or they are predicting that there will be constant CAPE at 40,000 feet, which seems even harder to predict.
 
2013-04-08 03:01:03 PM
Article is weak.. but the Headline is FABULOUS!!
 
2013-04-08 03:04:36 PM

ZAZ: My browser shows a row of boxes

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followed by a jet icon.



Here is how my browser rendering it. Results might vary slightly for others.
i140.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-08 03:40:33 PM

GAT_00: I'm not sure how they can really predict this accurately.


If the Atlantic gets warmer, more convection. More convection means more bumpiness.

As an aside, anyone who takes off their seat belt for any purpose other than going to the bathroom on a flight is a dumbass. I just had one recently where I was tail end Charlie in a regional jet which got a TCAS warning to descend to avoid collision, which they did correctly by pitching that puppy hard into a dive. With me way behind the CG, I would bounced off the ceiling had I not been wearing the belt.

/and bravo subby!
 
2013-04-08 03:42:45 PM
Fasten you seatbelts....
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-08 03:51:17 PM
i96.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-08 03:53:32 PM
Thing A may happen if thing B happens. Wow.

/cool headline tho, i guess. We're still amused by ASCII for some reason
 
2013-04-08 03:56:51 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Thing A may happen if thing B happens. Wow.

/cool headline tho, i guess. We're still amused by ASCII for some reason


It makes my weenus tingly.

/So, what, Planes will need variable geometry nacelles to make sure they don't damage the fabric of space and to get around the warp 5 speed limit?
 
2013-04-08 04:14:24 PM

vossiewulf: GAT_00: I'm not sure how they can really predict this accurately.

If the Atlantic gets warmer, more convection. More convection means more bumpiness.

As an aside, anyone who takes off their seat belt for any purpose other than going to the bathroom on a flight is a dumbass. I just had one recently where I was tail end Charlie in a regional jet which got a TCAS warning to descend to avoid collision, which they did correctly by pitching that puppy hard into a dive. With me way behind the CG, I would bounced off the ceiling had I not been wearing the belt.

/and bravo subby!


Yeah, but that should be a relatively uniform warming.  Also, studies predict the Gulf Stream will weaken to about half it's current strength by mid-century, but it's no longer expected to collapse.

I can fully understand how the increase in convection could happen, I'm simply unconvinced it can be accurately predicted by a model on such a small scale.

The mathematics behind meteorology is fun.  It's probably the biggest practical application of chaos theory.
 
2013-04-08 04:44:36 PM
looks like an ocean turning into a plane.
 
2013-04-08 05:16:29 PM
If it's *really* turbulent the track will look like this:

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\(plane icon)
 
2013-04-08 05:49:42 PM

SlothB77: looks like an ocean turning into a plane.


〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰^〰〰〰〰\o/〰〰〰〰〰〰〰 ✈
 
2013-04-08 05:50:51 PM

Sid_6.7: ZAZ: My browser shows a row of boxes

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followed by a jet icon.


Here is how my browser rendering it. Results might vary slightly for others.


Ah thanks my jet is backwards so it almost looked like someone pulling it by a string.
 
2013-04-08 05:50:54 PM
Clear Air Turbulance.
 
2013-04-08 05:51:08 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Thing A may happen if thing B happens. Wow.

/cool headline tho, i guess. We're still amused by ASCII for some reason


Unicode.
 
2013-04-08 05:51:38 PM
Nice, subby
 
2013-04-08 05:52:45 PM

GAT_00: I'm not sure how they can really predict this accurately. Even modern supercomputers are unable to do really good climate modeling, the variables are simply too complex.


Blasphemy!
 
2013-04-08 05:53:49 PM
haha great headline subs
 
2013-04-08 05:53:51 PM
Global warming.  Is there anything it cant do?
 
2013-04-08 05:54:07 PM
I'm not sayin' it's chem trails.

But it's chem trails.
 
2013-04-08 05:54:26 PM
Something something something, chemtrails.  Something something.  Tinfoil, something something.
 
2013-04-08 05:55:56 PM
yep...thanks for the chemtrail subby...now I can't think for myself.
 
2013-04-08 05:56:12 PM
Google search on this sucker is scary.   And the image seach, too.

〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰^〰〰〰〰\o/〰〰〰〰〰〰〰 ✈

This one.  Not so much.
〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰 ✈

Why is that?
 
2013-04-08 05:56:25 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Thing A may happen if thing B happens. Wow.

/cool headline tho, i guess. We're still amused by ASCII for some reason


ASCII would have been

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~t-|-
 
2013-04-08 05:56:33 PM
www.joblo.com
t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-08 05:56:48 PM
blogs.villagevoice.com

I can help unenturbulate your airplane's entheta!
 
2013-04-08 05:58:22 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Fasten you seatbelts....
[24.media.tumblr.com image 450x300]


why?

i50.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-08 05:58:33 PM

Bill_Wick's_Friend: I can help unenturbulate your airplane's entheta!


images4.wikia.nocookie.net

Has a narrow entheta.
 
2013-04-08 06:00:28 PM
i.imgur.com

Chemtrails.
 
2013-04-08 06:01:43 PM

mjjt: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Fasten you seatbelts....
[24.media.tumblr.com image 450x300]

why?

[i50.tinypic.com image 550x777]


huh, shd have read the boobies thread first
 
2013-04-08 06:01:45 PM
Boss headline, subby!
 
2013-04-08 06:03:27 PM

mjjt: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Fasten you seatbelts....
[24.media.tumblr.com image 450x300]

why?

[i50.tinypic.com image 550x777]


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-08 06:04:20 PM
"It's certainly plausible that if flights get diverted more to fly around turbulence rather than through it then the amount of fuel that needs to be burnt will increase," he told BBC News.

It's like there's some god out there that does this stuff on purpose.
 
2013-04-08 06:06:23 PM

GAT_00: I'm not sure how they can really predict this accurately.  Even modern supercomputers are unable to do really good climate modeling, the variables are simply too complex.  It seems like they're predicting a permanent jet streak over the North Atlantic, or they are predicting that there will be constant CAPE at 40,000 feet, which seems even harder to predict.


It's obviously always hard to know how a model will perform on the future.  As far as the existing climate is concerned, they state: "The simulated upper-level winds in the northern extra-tropics agree well with two independently produced sets of reanalysis data [citations included], although the atmosphere at 200 hPa over ocean is particularly challenging to verify" (presumably due to data sparsity).
 
2013-04-08 06:07:48 PM
I'm a redneck hillybilly that be real skeered of them flying planes so no thank yous I will just be a stayin here on the ground and keepsa votings republicans...
 
2013-04-08 06:08:08 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Boss headline, subby!


Thanks!!

Also,

First thing I thought of:

Jello
 
2013-04-08 06:09:55 PM
We walk
In the garden
Of his turbulence!
 
2013-04-08 06:10:06 PM

Ambitwistor: GAT_00: I'm not sure how they can really predict this accurately.  Even modern supercomputers are unable to do really good climate modeling, the variables are simply too complex.  It seems like they're predicting a permanent jet streak over the North Atlantic, or they are predicting that there will be constant CAPE at 40,000 feet, which seems even harder to predict.

It's obviously always hard to know how a model will perform on the future.  As far as the existing climate is concerned, they state: "The simulated upper-level winds in the northern extra-tropics agree well with two independently produced sets of reanalysis data [citations included], although the atmosphere at 200 hPa over ocean is particularly challenging to verify" (presumably due to data sparsity).


By the way, they're not calculating CAPE.  They calculate "Ellrod's turbulence index" and 20 other turbulence metrics, none of which are CAPE.
 
2013-04-08 06:17:47 PM
*files away in her "awesome headlines" folder*
 
2013-04-08 06:18:45 PM

netgamer7k: [i.imgur.com image 638x423]

Chemtrails.


Funnily enough, all those jets trails might actually provide a cooling effect, as a small portion of the solar radiance is reflected back into space.  Of course, they also reflect rising heat back towards Earth, so it's a bit of a wash.
 
2013-04-08 06:19:56 PM

Ambitwistor: Ambitwistor: GAT_00: I'm not sure how they can really predict this accurately.  Even modern supercomputers are unable to do really good climate modeling, the variables are simply too complex.  It seems like they're predicting a permanent jet streak over the North Atlantic, or they are predicting that there will be constant CAPE at 40,000 feet, which seems even harder to predict.

It's obviously always hard to know how a model will perform on the future.  As far as the existing climate is concerned, they state: "The simulated upper-level winds in the northern extra-tropics agree well with two independently produced sets of reanalysis data [citations included], although the atmosphere at 200 hPa over ocean is particularly challenging to verify" (presumably due to data sparsity).

By the way, they're not calculating CAPE.  They calculate "Ellrod's turbulence index" and 20 other turbulence metrics, none of which are CAPE.


I have little experience calculating turbulence, so I was not aware of those metrics.
 
2013-04-08 06:23:24 PM

mjjt: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Fasten you seatbelts....
[24.media.tumblr.com image 450x300]

why?

[i50.tinypic.com image 550x777]



ZOMG WHAT IS HER NAME?!
 
2013-04-08 06:23:46 PM
 
2013-04-08 06:27:13 PM

markie_farkie: Thanks!!


Your handiwork, then?

Heartiest kudos, markie_farkie!
 
2013-04-08 06:28:00 PM

markie_farkie: Also,

First thing I thought of:

Jello


Also, hah!
 
2013-04-08 06:36:29 PM

ZAZ: My browser shows a row of boxes

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followed by a jet icon.



A Short Play by Brantgoose

Passenger in Seat C56: The plane's going down! We have to lighten the load! Throw out the luggage!

Passenger in Seat C54:  We can't reach the luggage, it's in the baggage compartment
.

Seat C56:   Why is the luggage in the baggage compartment?

Seat C54:It's a Virgin flight.

Seat C56
Then throw out something else we don't need!

Seat C54:Throw out the airplane boxed lunches.


All: YAAAAAAAAAAY!

(Somewhere over the mid-Atlantic a tiny jet leaves a trail of tiny boxes.)
 
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