Interview with Ivanka Charvatova: Is climate change caused by solar inertial motion?

Posted: June 10, 2011 by Rog Tallbloke in Astrophysics, climate, Solar physics, solar system dynamics

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An interview with Ing. Ivanka Charvátová, CSc. from the Geophysical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague). The story of one politically incorrect scientific discovery.

(Translation of the original Czech interview published at in May 2011)


Your field of study in the Geophysical Institute is solar inertial motion (SIM). Could you explain what it is?

It is a movement of the Sun around the barycentre (centre of gravity) of our solar system. This motion is due to the varying position of the planets, especially the giant planets.

Already Sir Isaac Newton in his PRINCIPIA (1687) intuitively came to the following conclusion: “… since that centre of gravity (centre of mass of the solar system) is continually at rest, the Sun, according to the various positions of the planets, must continually move every day, but will never recede far from that centre.” This effect is not insignificant. The Sun moves across an area the size of 4.3 solar radiuses, i.e. 0.02 AU or 3×10^6 km. As a coincidence, the average solar speed is around 50 km/hr. Just like the speed of a car driving downtown. The first study about SIM was written by P.D. Jose in year 1965.

You are the author of quite a breakthrough in this field of study. What is it?

First I studied the SIM periodicity and in 1987 I came to survey the geometry of this motion. I discovered the solar motion can be classified into two elementary types. Motion along a trefoil-like trajectory governed by the Jupiter-Saturn order. And another motion type which is chaotic. This gave us a precise homogeneous basis, upon which it became possible to study the solar-terrestrial and climatic variability. You may find it comforting that no matter how the Sun wiggles, every 179 years it comes back to a regular trefoil path. It is important to note, that the periods of chaotic motion coincide with the long-term minima in solar activity such as the Wolf Minimum (1270-1350), Spörer Minimum (~1430-1520), Maunder Minimum (~1620-1710) or Dalton Minimum (~1790-1840). During the trefoil periods the ST-phenomena are stable – the sunspot cycles are 10 years long, volcanic activity is muted and in the middle of the trefoil period there is a temperature maximum down here on Earth.

Later I discovered also a 2402 year long cycle of solar motion. After the lapse of this period the Sun always enters a segment, when for almost 370 years it moves continuously along the trefoil trajectory. This is when the natural conditions are stable, there is a long-term thermal maximum. The latest symmetry of the motion trefoils was around 25 AD. The NASA scientists called this 2402 yr cycle as “Charvatova Cycle”. The prospective solar motion can be calculated in advance (celestial mechanics), which gave us brand new solar-predictive capabilities. So far our predictions exploit the observation that the same solar motion trajectory tends to generate similar phenomena. (I was the only one in the whole world who got the 23rd sunspot cycle prediction right). The physical mechanism is not known yet.

Fig. 1 The trajectory of the Sun centre divided into two basic motion types: trefoil trajectory according to JS-ordering (top) and disordered (chaotic) (bottom). The Sun returns to a trefoil trajectory, which always lasts for 50 years, once every 179 years. The chaotic segments correspond to long-term minima of solar activity (see above). The dark yellow circles in the top images represent the Sun.

What made you study solar motion?

In the 1980s the director of our institute was academic Václav Bucha. At some conference abroad he met the renowned American geologist and climatologist Rhodes W. Fairbridge, who was currently studying solar motion along with J.H. Shirley from JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), NASA, Pasadena. Mr. Bucha could smell important topics miles away, so we decided to research this too.

Did the world notice your discovery?

Even before my major discovery came, Prof R.W.Fairbridge contacted me after I published an article about SIM periodicity in Paris. It was published under my former name Jakubcová. He and J.H.Shirley published an article in Solar Physics at the very same time. R.W.Fairbridge wrote me a very friendly letter of praise. There was a communist dictatorship in Czechoslovakia in that time, so any post coming from the Capitalist West was inspected by censorship. Surely you can imagine what a fuss there was about this letter. Not only it had NASA on the envelope, but on top of that Prof Fairbridge mentioned in the letter, that he knew Prague because he had been here in 1968 during the Prague Spring at some Geology Conference. And he mentioned to have seen the “eastern visitors”, the tanks of the occupants invading Czechoslovakia. He and Jim Shirley were so excited at my trefoils that when they edited the Encyclopaedia of Planetary Sciences in the early 1990s they invited me to write the main article on “Solar Motion” there. I was the only author from the whole Eastern Block in that very Encyclopaedia. And I was the most cited one.

Did you two meet in person?

No, we did not. But we maintained very lively correspondence. He used to send me articles that were not available in my country. He also invited me to write an article to the Proceedings published on the occasion of his 80th birthday anniversary (published in the Journal of Coastal Research.)

Another well known researcher who studied solar motion is Theodor Landscheidt. Do you know each other?

We do not and I believe he is not alive any more. We agree that in the first half of the 21st century the solar activity might be lower and even the temperatures might go down. But he does not cite me and I cite only one of his studies.

Apparently there are lots of scientists who explain climate change by other factors, not merely by CO2. However in the Czech Republic, where you live, most people know only one climate sceptic. Your president Václav Klaus.

Oh my. I would rather not comment on that. I only browsed through his book “Blue Planet in Green Chains” in the bookshop.

There are many climate sceptics in the world, they have their organisations, especially at the American or Canadian universities. Many professors of theirs have contacted me. For instance Prof. O. Manuel, the former chief researcher of the Apollo project. They even published a book “Slying the Sky Dragon“, where they document the scandals of the climate change research and thus also the uncertainties in the temperature measurements of the last 40 years or so.

The UN climate panel (IPCC), which is so harshly criticised by your president Klaus, has had lots of scandals lately. Have you heard about Climategate?

Of course. The director of CRU (Climatic Research Unit) P.D. Jones had to step down.

What does the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (AR4 2007) say about solar motion?

Nothing at all. They are allergic to SIM. Their whole research fails to consider the solar-terrestrial phenomena (solar, geomagnetic, volcanic activity etc.) and they take into account only temperatures since 1860. However in Europe we have a number of continuous instrumental temperature data sets dating back to mid 18th century. The Jesuits started the measurements. With my colleague we processed these data and we showed their relation to solar motion and published an article on it in the Climatic Change journal, Stanford University. In mid 18th century the temperature was as high as in 1940 (both in the middle of a trefoil). But was there any industry, air pollution? No. They even fail to take into account the climate reconstructions (temperatures, proxy data) derived from tree-ring width 18O or 10Be isotopes in ice cores etc., though they are already available for periods deep in the past and are of good quality at least for the Holocene period.

But how do they explain why every 180 years there is a long-term temperature maximum? How do they explain the significant temperature maximum around 1000 AD, when even Greenland was settled? How do they explain the long-term minima?

They don’t. They pretend it did not happen.

Explaining climate change by other factors, not only by greenhouse gases, it is almost a heresy in our times. Were you aware of this when you discovered the trefoils of yours?

In 1987 when I realised there are trefoils in the solar motion (note: there are trefoil symbols in the gothic cathedrals too), I shivered. I realised immediately, that it is connected with almost everything, that nobody was going to do the work unless I do and that I would have to face unbelievable enmities. I raised my hands to the sky and I almost cried: “Why me?!” On top of that, it was exactly 300 years after Sir Isaac Newton, in his PRINCIPIA, formulated his intuitive conclusion about solar motion.

You are from a Christian family. Did you face any persecution under the communist regime?

My maiden name is Kryšpínová. The brother of my grandfather, a school headmaster, was a famous constructor of steam locomotives and he even became a director of the ČKD company. Unfortunately, we lived in the same house as the family of powerful communist bureaucrats. The mother of Vasil Mohorita was an influential Communist Party secretary in Prague 7. When I was finishing my elementary school, she rang a bell in our place and she yelled at me that a relative of the bourgeoisie ČKD director would never be allowed to study at any secondary school! Times changed, today my uncle Vojta is in the textbooks of the Transport Faculty of the Prague Technical University (ČVUT) as a constructor of world fame. He even has a street named after him, he has his stamps etc.

How did you solve it?

My uncle Vojta advised my parents to send me to the other grandparents to Jilemnice, at the foot of the Krkonoše Mountains. My grandfather was an engraver who printed cloths, almost worker class, so we though this might be acceptable to the communists. It worked, I even had the support of the grammar school headmaster in advance. It was a fine school. It had great teachers, including some scientists who were expelled there from universities for political reasons. This school was established as early as in 1909 when my country was part of the Austrian Empire and it was one of the few secondary schools where lectures were in the Czech language. Many Czech artists studied there such as the song writer Jiří Šlitr, actor Stanislav Zindulka, photograph Zdenko Fejfar or the director Karel Palouš. It is unbelievable, that now some madman wants to close this great school. Only Hitler was so insolent to do that. There are protests, demonstrations, so far in vain.

Yet the communist regime let you study at a university

I went to ČVUT (Czech Technical College), the Faculty of Civil Engineering, since my father was a civil engineer. The communists did not censor technical fields so much. I did not enjoy the first grades much, meliorations, road construction, surveyor work, but in the higher grades we could specialise – higher maths, (early) computers, cartography and others. I chose astronomy. In the building of the old Technical College at Karlovo Square, the magnificent Prof. Emil Buchar chaired the “Institute for Astronomy and Elementary Geophysics”. He always took only a couple of students. I was the first woman among them. This autumn it is the 110th anniversary of his birth.

You work at the Geophysical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. How did you get here?

The end of my studies was coming soon, when suddenly one day, late at night, the telephone rang. Prof Buchar called that the next day I was to go to the Geophysical Institute at 9 AM for an interview. He informed me he had already registered me. So I went there and I passed. I have been working here ever since.

Aren’t you sorry that after 20 years SIM is still not in the elementary school textbooks? That climate changes are still explained only by CO2, as if climate was influenced by no other factors whatsoever?

Publishing of my (our) articles has always been a bad dream. Some editors rejected our article without review, saying their readers would surely not be interested. Another editor told me, that they would not allow having anything about SIM published in their magazine! I even received a “peer review” consisting of a single sentence: “All articles about solar motion should be banned!” In spite of all these enmities, we succeeded to have articles about SIM and ST-relationship published in renowned world journals with high impact factor (e.g. New Astronomy (Harvard University, IF 2.2), Surveys in Geophysics (IF 3.1) or Climatic Change (Stanford University, IF 4.)

And my results are in the prestigious textbook of physics for American universities – “Fundamentals of Physics“.

What welcome did solar motion research get among the scientists in your country?

The enlightened ones, and they are many, support it and help me a lot. The others use this topic for target practice. I was sorry to hear dr. Grygar, Czech astronomer and member of the Czech branch of CSI, compares SIM to some astrology. I wonder when he will grow tired of doing that. And our climatologists? I represent our institute in the Czech National Climate Programme. These people “research” only greenhouse effect vs temperatures. I call them “heaters”. Sometimes I feel like a lone Hussite warrior – myself against all. They deny the existence of solar influence on climate let alone the influence of the whole solar system. Most of them refuse to talk to me, most of them even do not say hello, when we meet. Even now when many world journals publish articles about the influence of the Sun on climate. Probably this requires more time. Many discoveries had to wait, some very long. I do not waste my time fighting windmills. God will sort it out when the right time comes.

And what about the Czech media? What is their attitude to solar motion? Has there been any documentaries on TV about this?

Some two years ago people from the ČT2 television channel came to me and we filmed a half an hour interview for some TV magazine. I was sceptical. Will you really broadcast it? Sure, it’s already in the TV Guide. And then, some 2 hours before the broadcast, some powerful person called them and banned the broadcast.

My only media “presentation” was when I was invited to an entertainment TV contest on the PRIMA TV channel (The “Guess Who I Am” programme). It was fun and I used the opportunity to sneak a short description of the trefoils and solar motion into my speech.

But your work is known and cited abroad

It is. I am very cited in both Americas, Canada, I am cited by the Germans, Italians, Australians, Scandinavians, recently even by the Chinese. I am cited even in other fields of study, for instance in the journals Nuclear Physics, Neutron Repulsion Journal … In 2009 as part of the European Geophysical Union congress there was a Great Panel on Sun and Climate. I had an invited talk there. And I had another invited talk at the meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Brazil 2010.

I hear you are cited also by the scientists who study exoplanets? How is it related?

Yes, I am cited by the Germans, the astronomers from the Heidelberg University. I suggested that we might expect barycentric motion in the stars, which manifest variable irradiance. Which means such stars probably have planets. I wrote this for CTS (Centre of Theoretical Studies) in year 1995, when no exoplanet was known yet. Now we know over 400 of them.

Figure 2 No, these are not jewel designs. These are four examples of barycentric path of stars with exoplanets (from Perryman and Schulze-Hartung, Astronomy& Astrophysics 525, A65, 2011).

Is there any message you would like to send to the readers?

When you fight for a good cause, you must never give up. I am from a family of keen followers of the Scouting traditions. My father was a founding member of the 5th Group of Water Scouts in my country. As a Boy Scout he had the honour to welcome our first president, the founder of the first independent Czechoslovak Republic, when T.G. Masaryk was returning from emigration. Thanks to his resilience my father succeeded with many things in spite of the communists. And I have a personal example too. To keep sane during the communist era I privately translated the great Russian poet Anna Akhmatova. My translations could be published only after the end of the communist regime, on the 100th anniversary of her birth (Modrý večer, ODEON, 1990, translated by Ivanka Jakubcová). Ms Anna had a difficult life. In the Stalinist era she was persecuted, she could not publish her poetry for decades, her son was imprisoned in Gulag for almost 20 years. But look now – her poetry is read by the whole world.

Interviewed by

Mgr. Vítězslav Kremlík, the founder of the Czech Climate Skeptic website

(The Czech text was authorised by ICH)


born 3. 12. 1941 in Jilemnice, Czechoslovakia

education: ČVUT, Faculty of Civil Engineering, subject: geodetic astronomy and geophysics

doctorate: CSc. 1991

current position: Geophysical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences since 1963 (Institute website – link)

List of publications

(note: some of the publications are downloadable from – link)

Bucha, V., Jakubcová, I. and Pick, M. 1985 Resonance frequencies in the Sun’s motion, Studia Geophys. et Geod., 29, 107-111.

Jakubcová, I. and Pick, M., 1986a The planetary system and solar-terrestrial phenomena, Studia Geophys. et Geod., 30, 224-235.

Jakubcová, I. and Pick, M., 1986b Is there any relation between the Sun´s motion and global seismic activity? Studia Geophys. et Geod., 30, 148-152.

Jakubcová, I. and Pick, M.: 1987 Correlation between solar motion, earthquakes and other geophysical phenomena, Annales Geophysicae, B, 135-142.

Charvátová-Jakubcová, I., Křivský, L. and Střeštík, J., 1988 The periodicity of aurorae in the years 1001-1900, Studia Geophys. et Geod., 32, 70-77.

Charvátová, I., 1988 The solar motion and the variability of solar activity, Adv. Space Res., 8, 7, 147-150.

Charvátová, I. 1989 On the relation between solar motion and the long term variability of solar activity, Studia Geophys. et Geod. 33, 230-241.

Charvátová, I., 1990a The relations between solar motion and solar variability, Bull. Astr. Inst. Czech., 41, 56-59.

Charvátová, I., 1990b On the relation between solar motion and solar activity in the years 1730-1780 and 1910-60, Bull. Astr. Inst. Czech., 41, 200-204.

Charvátová, I., 1995a Solar-terrestrial and climatic variability during the last several millennia in relation to solar inertial motion, J. Coastal Res., 17, 343-354.

Charvátová, I., 1995b Solar-terrestrial variability in relation to solar inertial motion, Center for Theoretical Study, CTS-95-04, March 1995.

Charvátová, I., 1995c Solar-terrestrial variability in relation to solar inertial motion, Center for Theoretical Study, CTS-95-08, 2nd Edition, November 1995.

Charvátová, I., 1997a Solar-terrestrial and climatic phenomena in relation to solar inertial motion, Surveys in Geophys., 18, 131-146.

Charvátová, I., 1997b Solar motion (main article), in: Encyclopedia of Planetary Sciences, (Eds. J.H. Shirley and R.W. Fairbridge), Chapman & Hall, New York, 748-751.

Charvátová, I., 2006 Solar motion (main article), in: Encyclopedia of Planetary Sciences, (Eds. J.H. Shirley and R.W. Fairbridge), Springer, Berlin, 748-751.

Charvátová, I., 2000 Can origin of the 2400-year cycle of solar activity be caused by solar inertial motion?, Annales Geophysicae, 18, 399-405.

Charvátová, I., 2000 The cycle of 2402 years in solar motion and its response in proxy records, Geolines, 11, 12-14.

Charvátová, I., 2007 The prominent 1.6-year periodicity in solar motion due to the inner planets, Annales Geophysicae, 25, 1-6.

Charvátová, I., 2009 Long-trm predictive assessments of solar and geomagnetic activities made on the basis of the close similarity between the solar inertial motions in the intervals 1840-1905 and 1980-2045, New Astronomy 14, 25-30, doi: 10.1016/j.newast.2008.04.005.

Charvátová, I. and Střeštík, J., 1991 Solar variability as a manifestation of the Sun’s motion, J. Atmos.Terr. Phys., 53, 1019-1025.

Charvátová, I. and Střeštík, J., 1995 Long-term changes of the surface air temperature in relation to solar inertial motion, Climatic Change, 29, 333-352.

Charvátová, I. and Střeštík, J., 2004 Periodicities between 6 and 16 years in surface air temperature in possible relation to solar inertial motion, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., 66, 219-227

Charvátová, I. and Střeštík, J., 2007 Relations between the solar inertial motion, solar activity and geomagnetic index aa since the year 1844, Adv. Space Res., 40, 7, 1026-1031, doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2007.05.086.

Paluš, M., Kurths, J., Schwarz, U., Novotná, D. and Charvátová, I., 2000 Is the solar activity cycle synchronized with the solar inertial motion?, Int. J. Bifurcation and Chaos, 10, 2519-2526.

Paluš, M., Kurths, J., Schwarz, U., Seehafer, N., Novotná, D. and Charvátová, I., 2007 The solar activity cycle is weakly synchronized with the solar inertial motion, Physics Letters A, 365, 421-428, doi: 10.1016/j.physleta.2007.01.039.

Charvátová, I., Klokočník, J., Kolmaš, J. and Kostelecký, J., 2011 Chinese tombs oriented by a compass: evidence from paleomagnetic changes versus the age of tombs, Studia Geophys. et Geod. 55, 159-174.

  1. Charvátová the best !
    I think …the nobel
    and …
    Figue 2
    “………These are four examples of barycentric path of stars with exoplanets…..”


    sacred geometry…

  2. Michele Casati says:

    @ Rog

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Login with facebook…?!?!

    [reply] should be ok now

  3. Thanks dear Rog for publishing this interview!. I do not waste my time fighting windmills. God will sort it out when the right time comes…
    God is the final conspirer! :-)

  4. Gerry says:

    “Some two years ago people from the ČT2 television channel came to me and we filmed a half an hour interview for some TV magazine. I was sceptical. Will you really broadcast it? Sure, it’s already in the TV Guide. And then, some 2 hours before the broadcast, some powerful person called them and banned the broadcast.”

    Hmm… Sounds familiar.
    –Gerry Pease

  5. Tim Channon says:

    Grin, I had a somewhat different post written but not uploaded..

    Her stuff is very interesting but don’t go overboard, some of it is wrong. In a paper she predicted rather recently but did not see cycle 24 waiting to bite. This was based on her theory of regular repeats of solar motion.

    If you can get a legal copy of
    Correlation between solar motion, earthquakes and other geophysical phenomena
    I Jakubcova, M Pick, 1987
    That is is probably her most famous paper, it might interest the ‘quake pattern seekers.

  6. Gerry says:


    Almost nobody has been able to accurately predict cycle 24, but even so, it is shaping up to be a pretty small bite. Charvatova’s characterization of the current barycentric motion pattern of the Sun as “disordered” and “chaotic” certainly seems apt.

  7. Gerry says:

    Those interested in seeing the solar barycentric pattern for 1980-2045 will find it here:

    Use the zoom feature to see it more clearly.

  8. Tim Channon says:

    Beware cycle 24, it may yet have a sharp rise. That is one class of result I was seeing but there is nothing I am confident about.

    You are aware of the software here?

  9. Still working both brakes: Jupiter and Saturn opposition. :-)

  10. P.G. Sharrow says:

    @ Tallbloke; thank you for posting the above interview. We see that the problems of thinking outside the accepted box is wide spread and not logical.
    @ Aldofo says “God is the final conspirer! :-)
    My wife and I really liked that one.

  11. Gerry says:


    I can’t actually say I am familiar with Carsten Arnholm’s software. The information on the website is not very detailed, but I see that the solftware can reproduce Charvatrova’s patterns using input start and stop times and that he has also used it to calculate solar and planetary angular momentum signatures to an unspecified degree of accuracy. I prefer to work with JPL’s development ephemerides, which numerically integrate the equations of motion, including all mutual perturbations, for the Sun and planets in double precision. The DE ephemerides also employ a large assortment of very accurate observational data over a large time span, and the residuals are impressively small. The latest JPL solar and planetary ephemerides are available to the general public at

  12. Michele Casati says:

    Heiiii Rog

    Solar motion in the my cactus !

    [reply] Thanks Michele, I will publish your graphs today – Rog

  13. tallbloke says:

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) was the first to record in his botanical studies that heliotropic flowers track the sun’s motion across the sky – this picture shows the incredible detail of the sunflower’s inflorescence, with the florets in spirals of 34 and 55 around the outside – there’s a Fibonacci link here – but another day.

  14. tallbloke says:

    Ivanka now has an entry in the Hall of Fame

  15. Michele Casati says:



    Look Temperature Arctic

  16. tallbloke says:

    Hi Michele. That is the internal temperature of the webcam housing. Nice zebra picture!

  17. Michele Casati says:

    Hi Rog, I am sorry for my error !
    But Nice zebra… :smile:

  18. Michele Casati says:
    June 11, 2011 at 8:12 am

    “As above so below” (Hermes Trismegistus)

  19. Ulric Lyons says:

    Is climate change caused by solar inertial motion?

    Given that for any Superior Planet configuration, the sign and amplitude of the solar signal will depend on the angles of the Inferior Planets to the Superior`s, I don`t see that it can be.

  20. Brian H says:

    She must feel very fulfilled, to achieve much against such odds.

  21. tallbloke says:

    Ulric: Show us the data. ;)

  22. Michele Casati says:

    Last Ot

    @ Rog says :

    “Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) was the first to record in his botanical studies that heliotropic flowers track the sun’s motion across the sky…”

    the first…..

    I think ….no !

    Time travel….

    Templar tomb(England)
    Da Vinci(Italy)
    Guerriero Avele Feluske(Etruscan)
    Abydos (Egipt)


  23. This prediction is.based on the solar inertial motion which can be computed in advance.and probably plays the primary role in the chain of solar-terrestrial. ST phenomena that create in summarized influence a natural.part of climatic changes. The instrumental solar-terrestrial and.climatic time series from the recent centuries have been gradually.processed. The solar systemic features in these phenomena have.been searched for such as their extraordinary and repeating behaviour .in steps of 180 years in the intervals of the ordered motion.of the Sun their behaviour in the last interval of the chaotic.motion their periodicities etc. to understand their solar inertial motion as well as their mutual relations…Employing the solar systemic approach the parts of the two influences .natural and anthropogenic in climatic changes could be distinguished.and the threat of enhanced greenhouse effect due to anthropogenic.gases could be evaluated…Major Results ..1.

  24. Michele Casati says:

    @ Tim Channon

    says :
    ” If you can get a legal copy of
    Correlation between solar motion, earthquakes and other geophysical phenomena
    I Jakubcova, M Pick, 1987
    That is is probably her most famous paper, it might interest the ‘quake pattern seekers.”

    I have interest in this research !
    Paid links….

    Alternative ?

  25. Ray Tomes says:

    As I pointed out to Fairbridge and Landscheidt , the 179 year period is not ongoing. After several 179 year periods there is a 159 year period. the long term average is 171.4 years, the synodic period of Uranus and Neptune. This is not found in the solar or climate records. What is found is a 208 year cycle for over 10,000 years.

    Jose’s 1965 work is mentioned. If you look at his solar cycle you will find that he arbitrarily stops the reversal of alternate cycles to get back in to phase. That is cheating. There is no other word for it. A 19.86 year cycle cannot match a 22.2 year cycle without a fiddle.

  26. tallbloke says:

    Hi Ray, you’re right. It’s interesting though, that the difference between 171.4 and 207.5 years is 36.1 years, which is ~1/5 of the 179 year period Lanscheidt used, and is near the period of one of his ‘big finger cycles’.

  27. Ray Tomes says:

    Rog, 35.6 years commutes with many solar system periods. It was the original period that I found was a multiple of many common Earth based economic cycles. Also, 35.6, 17.8 and 8.9 years occur twice each as combinations of gas giant periods derived from frequencies a*J + b*S + c*U + d*N where a,b,c,d are all -1,0,+1.

  28. tallbloke says:

    Ray, you’ll need to do that longhand for me. 0*J=0 doesn’t it? Sorry if I’m being obtuse.

  29. Ray Tomes says:

    Rog, yes, but normally not all of a,b,c,d are 0 at once. Specifically, there are 3^4 = 81 combinations, one of which is all zeros, and 40 are + and 40 – (same values with sign reversed). So 6 out of 40 unique frequencies are 35.6, 17.8 or 8.9 years. Example 1*S -1*N gives ~35.6 years

  30. tallbloke says:

    Ah, thanks Ray, the light is dawning. So this will be why Landscheidt found that period the most useful as a subdivision of the 179 year quasi-cycle. The imperfection of the scheme is obvious in his graphics, but he seemed to be saying that was all part of the natural ebb and flow of the ‘power’ of the relationships I think.

  31. Smokey says:

    I think you will have to agree that I’ve found a more interesting Fibonacci spiral:

    [ hottie on Tallbloke's? Nice one. --Tim]

  32. tallbloke says:

    Heh, thanks for taking the time to read this piece Smokes.

  33. [...] solar inertial motion (SIM) had been investigated by José and Ivanka Charvatova amongst others, including Australian scientist Rhodes Fairbridge. Fairbridge, who also investigated [...]

  34. grizzlygovfan says:

    With this wonderful SIM breakthrough and with the research at CERN by Henrik Svensmark (also suppressed) we know for sure that “Clouds drive our climate and the stars give our clouds their orders.” The planetary dance tweaks the sun, the solar magnetic output (heliosphere) gets modulated, the cosmic ray input to our atmosphere gets modulated, the cloud cover that is the very most solar reflective (the 2000 to 3000 foot moisture rich level) gets modulated and the climate follows. Of course the exceptions prove the rule. When cosmic rays are overwhelming (stellar time scale \ galactic position related for our solar system) we get “snowball Earth”, or when cosmic rays just are very sparse anyway, so much sun reaches the surface of Earth that the polar ice caps melt. Normally though (modern times) the 65% to 70% cloud cover tweaks climate as modulated by solar magnetic fluctuation controlling the cosmic ray input. Seems that indications are strong that cold times are coming next.

  35. My father, Frederick Bailey (Books and web site Re. The Solar Chord Discovery), has done extensive research into the motions of the Sun about the Solar System Barycentre, without reference to any other work and has shown how the motion relates to the production of sunspots and the effect upon climate, clearly demonstrating that sunspots per se have no effect upon climate but why there appears to be a link.

    The findings relate closely to Prof. Ivanka’s work but with a vital difference to her and others take on this subject.

    Ref. “So far our predictions exploit the observation that the same solar motion trajectory tends to generate similar phenomena. (I was the only one in the whole world who got the 23rd sunspot cycle prediction right). The physical mechanism is not known yet.”, I’m afraid this is not so, Frederick Bailey published his first book in 2001 and shows a table predicting cycles 23 (2006) and those up to cycle 39 (21740), for example the next four are 2016, 2028 an 2038. The physical mechanism is explained in great detail. I am sure you would be interested and more importantly, able, to understand his findings and the maths/logic underpining it.

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  37. Ian W says:

    And if the Sun ‘wobbles’ as it chases around a moving barycenter – then so does the Earth as it orbits the same moving barycenter. Presumably with spin/orbit coupling this leads to Length of Day changes and all sorts of inertial stresses on what is just a molten ball with a thin rock skin covered in fluids.

  38. Recently, a friend astrophysicist told me about the discovery of a new star, with a huge magnetic field. Remembering the work of Dr. Charvátová, I commented that such stars should not have
    gigant planets so that then the electric currents on its surface would not be disturbed by oscilations. He told me that the authors of the paper reporting such star thought about that.