A hectic week of rowing and two weeks in Norway has left a bit of a hole in my blogging schedule. I also think it is about time to recognise that my long drift away from active involvement with science, combined with not-a-lot-going-on-really in actual climate science means I'll need to find other things to write about. Fortunately I spent quite a lot of my free time in Norway reading Hayek so there's a lot to discuss, starting with theory of law, which I discover is a thing. But that's not for today. Also, I'll get back to the sea ice at some point and try not to annoy Brian too much.
This is a thing I meant to mention briefly: probably convection in nitrogen ice on Pluto. Which reminded me of the 1970's idea that there might be convection in Antarctic ice. Fortunately there isn't, or ice cores would be useless. Also, if you haven't already, you should read Icehenge and not that stupid Mars trilogy rubbish.
Also do read "Escape from Kathmandu", "A Short, Sharp Shock" and various other works. Mars trilogy got all the publicity but was not that great.
KSR was one of my favorite authors back in the early years. Much of what he's written lately seems almost unreadable (Shaman, 2312). But Aurora was much better than other recent works, so maybe a corner has been turned.
The Science in the Capital trilogy was a mixed bag. I found the NSF parts very amusing, though, having been at NSF HQ and served on review panels there.
No pictures of Norway?
I enjoyed my visit in about 1981.