Vale Carl Smith

Posted: June 24, 2010 by tallbloke in solar system dynamics

Today is the first anniversary of the sad loss of Vale Carl Smith. Carl was a great contributor to the study of solar-planetary theory and started the blog now continued and augmented by Geoff Sharp at Carl was anxious that his work would be continued and extended by others after him and not be forgotten. He can be sure of that.

It was the assistance Carl provided to Ray Tomes in his thread on this subject on another forum which enabled me to get to grips with some data and start discovering things for myself. Geoff is dedicated to carrying Carl’s work forward and I’m proud to be doing the same. Carl was a man with a rare clarity of vision and purpose, and willingness to share knowledge. I want to honour those principles he held and work towards a better understanding of  Cosmos.

I have reproduced below one of Carl’s graphs showing the relationship between Solar angular momentum and it’s motion around the centre of mass of the solar system.

sun-ssb angular momentum

sun-ssb angular momentum by Carl Smith

  1. Tenuc says:

    Thanks for the sun-ssb AM chart, Tallbloke, which shows good correlation with a reduction in global average temperature.

    Do you have any thoughts about what effect, if any, these changes could have on the solar-dynamo?

  2. tallbloke says:

    Hi Tenuc, good to see you back again. The variation in speed that sunspots drift westwards across the Sun at, taking into account it’s general average rate of spin at varying latitudes, may correlate with changes in solar angular momentum, velocity and acceleration relative to the solar system barycentre. Not enough data is available yet to draw definite conclusions. Unless anyone has found some?

    If there is a correlation, then IMO the motion of the Sun about the SSB is affecting the solar dynamo. Which would go some way to explaining the apparent relations between planetary motion and solar activity. There is a discussion ongoing at about various solar matters, including dynamology. 😉

  3. Adolfo Giurfa says:

    The great job of Landscheidt, followed by Carl Smith and Geoff, their vision of the cosmos it is now being complemented by the new paradigm of the Electric Universe and the real nature of the Sun:

  4. tallbloke says:

    Hey Adolfo, we got the message ok? I have posted on thunderbolts before. 🙂

  5. Geoff Sharp says:

    Thanks Rog for remembering Carl’s passing, his graph is now published ensuring his work will never be lost.

    There does look to be observed changes occurring to the solar dynamo that is coinciding with the Angular Momentum Perturbation seen on Carls’ graph. Howe (2009) has observed changes in the torsional oscillation patterns and speeds along with Hathaway recording the lower meridional belt slowing to a crawl. The southern belt recording half the speed of the north. The solar pole strength graph will be interesting to watch over the next 2 years. A grand minimum is looking very likely.

    RIP Carl.

  6. tallbloke says:

    Hi Geoff,
    I was aware of the slowdown of the southern belt. I just wish the solar observers would give us a decent series of figures we could work with. As you say, the magnetic values might serve as a proxy anyway.