I just discovered this and simply had to post it. It's an amazing correlation between water vapor in the Earth's atmosphere and changes in the Earth's rotation measured in milliseconds! I know. I know. It's insane to think changes of a few milliseconds could somehow be related to the total water vapor in the air. But here's the chart:
The information for changes in the Earth's rotation comes from the U.S. Naval Observatory. The information for changes in the Earth's water vapor comes from the International Satellite Cloud Climate Project. You can graph the cloud data using the Climate Scientist Starter Kit and your favorite spreadsheet program.
I don't know what this means yet. As I said, I only just now discovered it. But I wanted to get the information out there so people can see it.
Rest assured that future posts will look into this more deeply.
U.S. Naval Observatory Leap Seconds
International Satellite Cloud Climate Project
Climate Scientist Starter Kit