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Milankovitch Cycles – Other

See the previous posts on Milankovitch cycles: orbital eccentricity, axial obliquity and axial precession. There are two more cycles to consider in this increasingly complex story of the astronomical cycles affecting Earth’s long-term climate. The first is another form of … Continue reading

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Milankovitch Cycles – Precession

In the two previous posts on Milankovitch cycles — Eccentricity and Obliquity — we looked at the changing shape of Earth’s orbit around the Sun, and the changing tilt of Earth’s axis respectively. In this post we look at the … Continue reading

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Milankovitch Cycles – Obliquity

This is the second of the three main Milankovitch cycles that I said we’d cover in my original post on Milutin Milankovitch. The first cycle was Earth’s orbital eccentricity, or how elliptical the orbit is. We found that this changing … Continue reading

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Milankovitch Cycles – Eccentricity

In the post on Milutin Milankovitch I said I would be discussing the Milankovitch cycles and their impact on Earth’s climate. There are three main cycles in Earth’s relationship to the Sun that have been shown to have an effect … Continue reading

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Milutin Milankovitch

Milutin Milankovitch (Milankovic) was a Serbian scientist, born in 1879 in the village of Dalj, in present-day Croatia. It was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. At 17 he took up Civil Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology, going … Continue reading

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Valley Cloud

Cloud of the Day – Valley Cloud In my valley winters are often visited by a phenomenon called valley cloud. Those days are clear and sunny, except in the valleys. If you’re up on the slopes you’re likely to see … Continue reading

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Sunset During Fire Season

Much of western Canada is on fire. They’ve sent army personnel into Saskatchewan. It’s not that bad here, but it still got smoky. Sunset during fire season can be pretty. Yes, that’s really my view. You should be able to … Continue reading

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Autumn Rampant

With autumn rampant here, it’s time for another batch of photographs from the Oliver Photo Club. You will notice that there are only two photographers featured today. Jeremy Cook and Brandt Leinor are the most faithful contributors to OPC, in … Continue reading

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Summer Ending

With summer ending and gently folding into autumn, it’s time to post a few more photographs of my area. You can’t all be here, but at least I can let you have a look at it. The header photo by … Continue reading

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