This is going to be a brief introduction to the climate modeling beyond those atmospheric models I did earlier. Global-scale climate models, which simulate the climate of the entire planet, are of a particular interest here. Climate is the long-term statistical expression of short-term weather. It varies over different time scales ranging from years to hundreds of millions of years, and… Read more →
It’s been a long time since I was in design business–nothing fancy, mostly magazine ads, booklets, sometimes furniture stickers, and industrial design for the tool stores. (I’m happy those days are over, tho.) I’m not really back in business, but I design my own covers. You can see them on my books page and on the dedicated Falaha’s books site.… Read more →
I’m patiently waiting for the week 4 of the Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life course, presented by Charles Cockell. Those who are with me in this course, you probably know that Prof. Cockell is a wonderful lecturer and a very enthusiastic person, not to mention that Cockell’s papers on political philosophy, applied to a possible future extraterrestrial setting,… Read more →
Today I’m a guest on Veronica’s Blog, talking about science fiction, ‘character-driven’ vs. ‘plot-driven’ fiction, worldbuilding, writing, and other things. Read the entry here.
I’m returning to the topic of habitable zones around stars, since I came across some interesting stuff. I admit I haven’t been keeping a good eye on new things lately being busy with my books. Another, Closer Look at Chemistry and Habzone Trace elements (metals, as they are called) in stars may influence the evolution of habitable zones and all potential… Read more →
Now, I’m not going to write a post answering that question. Instead, I invite you to explore that on your own and I’m talking about Habitable Worlds online course. It’s going to be launched soon. HabWorlds is a powerful adaptive learning platform with scientifically accurate simulations and informative lectures, and will allow you to experience science beyond dry observations and facts.… Read more →