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From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 18:43:16 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <358084.72026.qm@web112620.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
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A few weeks ago, the European Space Agency released a gravity map [1] in support of Climate calculations.  Regardless of personal feelings about climate change, no one should mind if classical mechanical engineering corrections are made.  Solar Radiation, Temperature, and Civil Time can be treated as a (linear) torque [2]. Since Temperature is on a Centigrade (base 10) I used a deciban scale (an Alan Turing trick)[3], with the idea that money (eg. a decimal currency), or any reduced mass would need a conversion from log base 2 to log base 10 [4].

The land mass data from the CIA World Factbook (on a Country-by-Country basis) are in agreement with the Solar Constant, less a scale factor, so my overall scheme to order Country Subdivisions by territorial content [5,6] should work (because like they told you in school, the sum of the torques must be equal, or really bad things happen).  The sun comes up every day, so I'm fairly confident about this :o)

--Gannon

[1] http://www.esa.int/esaLP/SEM1AK6UPLG_LPgoce_0.html
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torque
[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban_%28information%29
[4] http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/sv-torque-conv.html
[5] http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/tvm-climate.pdf
[6] http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/
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