This book aims to promote the understanding of some of the basic mathematical and scientific issues in the subjects relating to climate dynamics, chaos and quantum mechanics. It is based on substantial research work in atmospheric science carried out over twenty years. Atmospheric flows exhibit self similar fractal fluctuations, a signature of long-range correlations on all space-time scales. Realistic simulation and prediction of atmospheric flows requires the incorporation of the physics of observed fractal fluctuation characteristics in traditional meteorological theory. A general systems theory model for fractal space-time fluctuations in turbulent atmospheric flows is presented and applied to the formation of rain in warm clouds. This model gives scale-free universal governing equations for cloud growth processes. The model predicted cloud parameters are in agreement with reported observations, in particular, the cloud drop-size distribution. Rain formation can occur in warm clouds within 30 minutes as observed in practice under favourable conditions of moisture supply in the environment. Traditional cloud physical concepts for rain development requires over an hour for a full-sized raindrop to form. The book provides background reading for postgraduate students of Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences/Physics, Environmental Sciences, and scientists working in the field of the topic of the book as well as the multidisciplinary field of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos. Prof. A.M. Selvam obtained a Masters Degree in Physics from The University of Madras, India, in 1960 and Ph.D. in Physics from The University of Pune in 1970, and then worked at the India Meteorological Department from 1962 to 1966. Joining the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Department of Earth Sciences, Government of India, Pune, India in 1966, Prof. Selvam retired in 1999 as Deputy Director, Physical Meteorology and Aerology Division. Prof. Selvam carried out extensive research work in meteorology and atmospheric sciences and published several research papers in National and International journals and a book entitled Chaotic Climate Dynamics, 2007, Luniver Press, U.K.
Here are three mind-expanding interviews, on Terence McKenna, the ancient Maya, and astrology and spirituality. 1. A Tribute to Terence McKenna, Featuring Dr. Dennis McKenna and Stephen Harrod Buhner Dr. Dennis McKenna pays tribute to his older brother with the help of Stephen Harrod Buhner. Over the past quarter century before his passing, Terence McKenna (1946-2000) had been studying the ontological foundations of shamanism and the ethno-pharmacology of spiritual transformation. An innovative theoretician and spellbinding orator, Terence emerged as a powerful voice for the psychedelic movement and the emerging societal tendency he called ´´The Archaic Revival´´. McKenna poetically dispensed enlightened social criticism and new theories about the fractal dynamics of time. 2. John Major Jenkins: The Ancient Maya and the Galactic Alignment of 2012 Over 2,000 years ago, the early Maya formulated a profound galactic cosmology. They saw that the sun, at the winter solstice, was slowly moving toward the heart of the galaxy. Naturally enough, with their uncorrupted intelligence intact, they suspected that the world would go through a transformation when the solar and the galactic planes aligned. They devised their Long Count calendar to pinpoint when the cosmic alignment would maximize, and that time will come in 2012. We are lucky that the brilliant skywatchers who devised the 2012 calendar left carved monuments for us to decode, and that they have survived the decay of centuries, so that we can know exactly what they prophesied and believed about 2012. 3. Rick Levine: Quantum Astrology 2007 and Beyond Rick Levine is an active voice in the astrology community. His special gift is to bridge the gap between astrology and spirituality, science and religion, and the head and the heart. Rick has been involved in the alternative health and natural products industry for 20 years. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/real/000002de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.