In article <1375340474.129963.1265631371908.JavaMail.email@example.com>, "T.H. Ray" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: >Ostap Bender wrote
>> BTW, what does the term "fixed point relation among >> cities" mean? >> >By Brouwer's fixed point theorem, temperature and other >climatic properties, such as barometric pressure, range >over the earth's surface in such a way that one fixed >point of the topology assures repeated return to the >point, i.e., a constant relation between the antipodes. >This physically means that identical weather conditions >at all times exist at opposite points of the sphere;
Are you truly claiming that any set of antipodes has the same weather?
So, Monday morning when Minneapolis (45N, 93W) was in the middle of a nine-inch snow storm, the island of Bali (45S, 87E) was in the middle of a 23 cm snow storm as well? The temperature here was about 20F. Was Bali having temperatures of -7C? Over the next few hours, as the sun rose here, it warmed up. Was it simultaneously warming up in Bali as the sun set? I'm sure that they were glad of that; -7C would probably seem like an extremely cold temperature to them.
I wonder what's going to happen tomorrow morning (Minneapolis time) when we get down to around -10F.
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