Definition: Tetrarchy, Co-emperors, Augustus (title), Caesar (title), Spandrel

What an interesting concept, and very unlike the Romans, to me, from what I had been taught and learned about them regarding war, power, macho and idealized image… to share power!

 

Tetrarchy

One system of government of the ancient Roman Empire where power was split among 4 Co-emperors, 1 senior and junior each on the each and west sides of the vast empire

 

Co-emperor

One of several emperors sharing power in the Tetrarchy

 

Augustus (title)

A senior co-emperor in the Tetrarchy

 

Caesar (title)

A junior co-emperor in the Tetrarchy

 

Spandrel

The almost triangular space between one side of the outer curve of an arch, and the corner that fills out the side and top to make the arch rectangular in overall shape

 

Definition: Sunny-day Flooding, Radiative or Climate Forcing, Cloud Parameterization, Insolation, Four Way Test, Rotarians

One talk, complex science, modern phenomena, and deep philosophy!

Btw, there’s a new building in Halifax I know that’s going to be prone to sunny day flooding… but nobody seems to be listening.

 

Radiative or climate forcing

The difference between insolation absorbed by the Earth and energy radiated back to space

 

Insolation

Sunlight that reaches the Earth’s surface, or is absorbed by it

 

(Cloud) parameterization

Method of replacing (cloud) processes that are too small-scale or complex to be physically represented in the (atmospheric) model by a simplified process

 

Rotarians

Rotary Club members

 

Four Way Test

A nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships (Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?)

 

Sunny-day flooding

Flooding that occurs just when tides are high due to rising sea levels, rather than abnormal weather events

 

Definition: Tofish, Food Pairing, Food Combining, Spillover Effect

Definitely some big things to think about, even if you aren’t vegan or vegetarian, because some of this is just diet.

 

Food pairing

A method for identifying which foods go well together from a flavor standpoint

 

Food combining

A method identifying foods that match from a nutritional or digestive standpoint

 

Tofish

Vegan fish dishes from tofu

 

Spillover effect

Impact that seemingly unrelated events in one nation can have on the economies of other nations