Barycentric motion, spacequakes and awkward climate questions

Posted: July 30, 2010 by tallbloke in solar system dynamics

A nice summary article over at American thinker  starting to ask the right sorts of questions. This is progress.

The Thunder and the Firecracker
Timothy Birdnow

Recently, NASA’s THEMIS spacecraft detected a phenomenon that many astronomers had suspected; the spacequake. A spacequake happens when the Earth’s magnetic field is stretched out by the solar wind – charged particles streaming from the Sun. The magnetic field becomes attenuated, stretching out away from the direction of the solar wind. At some point the field becomes too stretched and snaps back into place, producing quite a bit of energy which goes into the atmosphere and even the Earth’s surface

Some familar names getting a mention there, including Ian WIlson, whose blog is linked left.
This blog got a quiet mention mention by climatologist Tim Ball the other day too, he silently linked it in an article he has on Canada Free Press.

The IPCC, Climate Change and Solar Sophistry
Tim Ball

There are a multitude of other astrophysical relationships causing cycles related to climate not considered by the IPCC.

Finally, there’s the relationship between sunspot and global temperature. The IPCC consistently ignore the relationship though there’s extensive literature beginning with Galileo’s observations of sunspots in 1610. Initially they said there was no explanatory mechanism. This is not a valid reason if you are doing a complete summary of climate science.

  1. As a witness of two powerful “earthquake´s lights”, during the Aug.15, 2007, 7.9 , earthquake, at Pisco, Peru:

    It is more than evident its relation with electricity/plasma.
    N.Venkatanathan et Al. succesfully forecasted the Dec.2004 Earthquake and Tsunami, by the planets´positions:

    J.H.Nelson found, back in 1952, a “Short wave radio propagation correlation with planetary positions”
    And, Wal Thornhill, on “Electric Earthquakes”

  2. An interesting correlation found by M.Vukcevic regarding the GMF change related to Feb.27, 2010, 8.9 Richter earthquake, at Concepcion, Chile:

  3. >i>Normally rock is a good insulator. For example, the emission of positive ions from the Earth’s surface may act as nuclei for the ground-hugging fog that sometimes occur prior to earthquake activity. And although the surface potential may only be in the 1–2-Volt range, the associated electric field across a thin surface layer can reach hundreds of thousands of volts per centimeter, enough to cause corona discharges, or “earthquake lights.”

  4. Hi Tallbloke!
    OT since no “tips & notes” here

    Looking at the new study of treering data from Kola, Arctic Russia,

    I’ve just done a comparison of the treering “temperature” reconstruction, with sunspot cycles.

    Clearly there is correlation with the Hale cycle. I’d like to know if this suggests magnetic influences.

  5. tallbloke says:

    Hi Lucy! Nice to see you here. Check your inbox, you have important email.

    OT huh, well ok, just this once 🙂

    Very interesting, wanna do a guesty?
    Here’s an inline of the graph:

    Treerings vs sunspots

  6. DirkH says:

    Slightly on topic, maybe, fished this out of Anthony’s Tips&Notes:
    Puzzling pattern in cosmic rays, accidentally discovered by Neutrino researchers while they tried to block out cosmic ray signals. Sports a nice picture of a sun with Birkeland currents. (Hope Leif doesn’t read this 😉 )

  7. tallbloke says:

    Good spot Dirk. Too late though.
    Anyway, pinching from WUWT tips and notes,, Tut tut. 🙂

  8. Tenuc says:

    This has become a bit of a potpourri thread which will need some time to digest 🙂

    Regarding the ‘American Thinker’ article, I found the following interesting:-

    “It’s an apt analogy because “the total energy in a spacequake can rival that of a magnitude 5 or 6 earthquake,” according to Evgeny Panov of the Space Research Institute in Austria. Panov is first author of a paper reporting the results in the April 2010 issue of Geophysical Research Letters.”

    Perhaps these events could explain some of the rapid cooling/warming events seen at the Poles?

    EM effects seem to have a bigger impact on many earth systems than current theory can explain, and that many ‘experts’ deny.

  9. Douglas DC says:

    Hi all, l this thread reminds me of my old Organic Chem prof. he and Jonathan Winters were separated at birth. Same stream of consciousness humor, but you had to follow
    him between ROFLAO sessions. But sometimes, getting him on a tangent you learned more about a subject you had no idea even existed.
    I am a proud solarist, BTW, and e-mail friend of the late John L. Daly. I think the Warmists are in for a rude awakening…..