Mick West's Recent Activity

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    Mick West attached a file to the thread JonExArmy and Escaping the Rabbit Hole.

    I don't think he's now a Flat Earther, he's just making sensationalist videos and he knows this topic is popular. There's a Michigan City preset in the Refraction Simulator:...

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    Mick West replied to the thread JonExArmy and Escaping the Rabbit Hole.

    It's not even a mirage. He's on the 7th floor of the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, that's about 100 ft above the lake. You don't even need refraction for that view.

    Feb 18, 2019 at 3:29 PM
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    Mick West replied to the thread Sinusoidal Thin Contrails Explained [Meandering Solitary Hybrid Contrails; the 'Rook' Instability].

    Some more info via email: 17.02.2019, 59.4478° N, 24.7351° E (Tallinn, ESTONIA). First photo (https://yadi.sk/i/8CvYt7CYLVCTXQ) was taken at 13:25, and the second one (https://yadi.sk/i/m21bDrvVV2h8Bw) at 13:25. ... Mick, I would like to add a...

    Feb 18, 2019 at 11:09 AM
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    Mick West attached a file to the thread Observations of Brighton from Worthing Pier.

    Added lasers to the simulator https://www.metabunk.org/refraction/?~(p~%27Brighton*20to*20Worthing*20Pier)_ [ATTACH]

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    Mick West attached a file to the thread Sinusoidal Thin Contrails Explained [Meandering Solitary Hybrid Contrails; the 'Rook' Instability].

    Via Email from Estonia: Date Time Digitized: Feb 17, 2019 at 1:25:58 PM [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Date Time Digitized: Feb 17, 2019 at 1:27:03 PM [ATTACH] These are interesting as they show the solitary hybrid contrail pulling away from the...

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    Mick West attached a file to the thread Photos of Planes and Contrails (That you took yourself).

    The photo of contrails I used for my book was such a moment. I had just come out of a restaurant (in Cameron Park, California, Sept 17, 2017) after breakfast and saw this unusually good collection of contrails in the eastern sky. The rest of the...

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    Mick West replied to the thread Utah Drone video.

    Sure, but I'm not saying all the cases are exactly the same. However, they do share some similarities - specifically, they are apparently fast moving objects that zip by a drone traveling in the opposite direction. This raises the very real...

    Feb 17, 2019 at 8:22 AM
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    Mick West attached a file to the thread Demonstrating How Refraction Helps You See Over The Horizon.

    And with the laser rendered. Warmer lower: [ATTACH] Colder lower [ATTACH] The laser is level at five feet, the viewer is 2 feet above and 3 feet to the side. Even though the laser has more of a curve in the cold situation (where it bends...

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    Mick West replied to the thread How do you explain the X's in the sky?.

    That's because planes are crossing paths near where you live. It's not a coincidence really, it's inevitable.

    Feb 16, 2019 at 8:37 AM
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    Mick West replied to the thread Simulating Atmospheric Refraction.

    There's a preset in there now: https://www.metabunk.org/refraction/?~(p~%27Bedford*20Level*3a*20Wallace)_ Ideal conditions are those that have the least refraction, so really it's going to be when the air temperature is close to the water...

    Feb 16, 2019 at 6:43 AM
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    Mick West attached a file to the thread Demonstrating How Refraction Helps You See Over The Horizon.

    The standard atmosphere isn't just "it gets colder with altitude", it's getting colder at a specific linear rate (0.0065 °K/m) that results in a fairly linear refractive index gradient. He's discussed different conditions over water at night,...

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    Mick West attached a file to the thread Demonstrating How Refraction Helps You See Over The Horizon.

    There's a good reason for that. I'm adding lasers to the refraction simulator to explain. Still a work in progress, but here's the basic illustration of what is happening. Laser over warm water: [ATTACH] Laser over cold water [ATTACH]

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    Mick West attached a file to the thread Cody's Lab: How Weight Changes With Location and Velocity.

    Back in Sacramento, 499.93. So it's back up, but not exactly back to 500.00. [ATTACH]

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