There is no such thing as the 'Holmes' equation.
Comment: Holmes is the person that formulated this equation I has every right to name it as I please.
Could someone please validate the Holmes equation
There is no such thing as the 'Holmes' equation. To the ideal gas law
if P, ρ and μ
are known in order to 'predict' a temperature is
- Not a predicition, but a statement of state variables.
The ideal gas law, is an Equation of State, not a predictive equation (I don't see any ∂T/∂t in it). As such, it connects the quantities in it at any given point in time, but it cannot be used to compute a time-evolution. Therefore, that Holmes can 'predict' the correct surface temperatures, given the input data P, ρ and μ is a no-brainer in any sufficiently dense gas.
It's actually embarassing for the journal that would publish this. It's either intentionally misleading (climate change denier journal) or they're just garbage scientists. The science involved in predicting where temperatures will evolve is more difficult than stating an equation of state, and at an absolute minimum requires solving evolution equations for P and ρ.
Any evolution for P or T will necessarily be coupled to the radiative balance of the atmosphere, which is what the whole Greenhouse issue is about, and what has been completely ignored by this publication.