Science Facts - Index
There are a number of facts (and definitions) that are difficult to understand.
In particular, this site presents that data using interactive multimedia.
There should be nothing controversial about these.
I started this site to explain basic science related to understanding Global Warming.
I have made it a separate site because there should be little or no controversy
with this data, it is just well known data presented in a slightly different manner.
Basically, some types of data are better explained
using a multimedia presentation than with simple printed text.
Note: Many of these pages provide *.exe programs that work with Windows XP.
However, in general,
these will not work with Vista.
||Typically, the temperature of the atmosphere changes with altitude.
The amount of change is known as the Thermal Lapse Rate,
or simply, the Lapse Rate when the context is understood.
In addition, the are several charts
||An explanation of the Lapse Rate and an introduction to the charts
||A discussion of the 1964 and 1976 Standard Atmospheres
I have written a Windows program
Lapse Rate Animations)
that allows you to look at a full year one day at a time.
||This compares the seasons - winter, spring, summer -
and has notes explaining DALR, SALR, ELR
||2 days in February
||4 days in August
||Automatically convert temperature from °C to °F to °K
and solve Stefan's equation for finding blackbody temperature at equilibrium.
frequency to wavelength to wavenumber to energy.
||Some basic information on the Blackbody equations and how to convert between them.
||These programs implement 28 different saturation water vapor algorithms (models) to help understand the
relationships between Relative Humidity, Dew Point, Temperature, Pressure, and the Water Vapor Mixing Ratio.
||Various comments, in development
||Some basic information on using my program that plots Vostok ice core data
||A discussion of the HITRAN Spectra database, an MS Windows Application
to display it, and a
||Notes on using graphs - Some basic information on how to use
the graph objects - scroll, zoom,
hide a series, change a series color
||With some applications, a separate popup window provides the ability
to edit the various labels, scale the series, and other advanced stuff