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By far the two largest bodies in our solar system are Jupiter and Saturn. In terms of angular momentum: ‘That of Jupiter contributes the bulk of the Solar System’s angular momentum, 60.3%. Then comes Saturn at 24.5%, Neptune at 7.9%, and Uranus at 5.3%’ (source), leaving only 2% for everything else. Jupiter and Saturn together […]

Reposted for discussion from Ian Wilson’s blog Astro-Climate Connection UPDATED & CORRECTED 23/08/2013 Direct instrumental observations of the Sun since 1610 have shown that the level of sunspot activity on the Sun has a mean periodicity of 22.3 years, known as the Hale cycle. In addition, these observations of the Sun have shown that there […]

Back in 2009, Anthony Watts and Basil Copeland did a study of the HADcruT3 temperature series and found some periodicities in the rate of warming of Earth’s surface. They created a model which achieved a reasonably good match: Shown in Figure 6, the sinusoidal fit results in periods of 20.68, 9.22, 15.07 and 54.56 years, […]

We’ll look here at examples of where a 2400 year period has been identified by researchers in radiocarbon data. – – – Part of the abstract below is highlighted for analysis. The original Talkshop post on the paper in question: S. S. Vasiliev and V. A. Dergachev: 2400-year cycle in atmospheric radiocarbon concentration Abstract. We […]

A few days ago I tweeted this comment above some remarkable video of the Three Gorges Dam bypass sluices. Among other people, this was picked up by Willis, the warmist at WUWT, who used it as an opportunity to attack the reality of the Sun-climate connection:

Showing once again that significant warming and cooling are normal features of the global climate over thousands of years and longer. We could speculate whether this particular research might be linked to the de Vries cycle. The warm waters of the Gulf Stream flow up along the east coast of North America, moderating the climate […]

Here we find a match between the orbit numbers of Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus and see what that might tell us about certain patterns in the solar system. 715 U = 60072.044 years 2040 S = 60072.895 years 5064 J = 60072.282 years Data source: Nasa/JPL – Planets and Pluto: Physical Characteristics The Jupiter-Saturn part […]

The fact is we live in a *solar* system. As the author concludes: ‘It is time … to focus on understanding the sun-climate connection. We need to see the sun in climate change.’ There is a lot of debate about the sun’s role in global warming and climate change says David Wojick, Ph.D.. Some scientists […]

Ian Wilson has just blogged this post, which should be a bit of a showstopper in the climate debate, but I expect it’ll be studiously ignored by mainstream climate scientists and lukewarm climate-sceptic blogs. By doing that, they’ll make themselves and their pet CO2 paradigm increasingly irrelevant to scientific progress. Key thing to note is that […]

In the wake of today’s solar eclipse and following an earlier post on the same topic, we have another perspective on the 521 year period that corresponds exactly to 18 Inex eclipse cycles. An Inex corresponds to: 358 lunations (synodic months) = 28.94444 years 388.50011 draconic months 30.50011 eclipse years Source: This means two […]

This is a major new paper published in the March issue of prestigious journal ‘Solar Physics’ by solar-planetary theorists Ken McCracken, Jurg Beer and Friedhelm Steinhilber, which makes a newer and more extensive analysis of planetary motion in relation to the Carbon 14 and Beryllium 10 Glactic cosmic ray proxies than the 2400 yr Hallstat […]

Here we have  two fine scientists who have written an excellent and easily readable paper, well supported by the evidence they cite. 2400-year cycle in atmospheric radiocarbon concentration: bispectrum of 14C data over the last 8000 years S. S. Vasiliev and V. A. Dergachev Received: 5 September 2000 – Revised: 6 August 2001 – Accepted: 21 […]

While the WUWTians get in a lather about a DSP modeled forecast of a 1C cooling by 2050, based on a 170yr fundamental period, we should take a cool look at Ian Wilson’s latest work which combines tidal and inertial mass theories of planetary-solar linkage. This model is particularly remarkable for it’s consonance with the […]

Reposted from Ian WIlson’s website Astro Climate Connection, this article looks at the congruence of the motions of Venus and Earth and Jupiter to produce a periodicity which matches a cycle seen in paleoproxy data believed to relate to changes in solar activity levels. . The VEJ Tidal Torquing Model can explain many of the […]

In advance of a more technical post about Ian Wilson’s new paper, this article from his blog lays out in the clearest possible terms the basics of the model he has developed in accordance with observations. Mainstream solar scientists don’t have any explanation for the longer term behaviours of the Sun. This model has both […]

According to what we know so far, if the motion of planets is affecting solar variability as the myriad correlations which have been discovered suggest they are, then it must be via  one or a combination of the known forces: Gravitation, Tides, Electromagnetism. Because our knowledge is so incomplete, the safe way to proceed is […]

A Planetary Spin-Orbit Coupling Model for Solar Activity Guest post by Ian Wilson Reposted from A free download of the published paper this article extends is available in the General  Science Journal where it was published in 2010 The General Science Journal paper (above) was written in order to further investigate the main conclusion […]

Tim C alerted me to page 252 of  the Encyclopedia of world climatology By John E. Oliver

In desperation I asked Fermi whether he was not impressed by the agreement between our calculated numbers and his measured numbers. He replied, “How many arbitrary parameters did you use for your calculations?” I thought for a moment about our cut-off procedures and said, “Four.” He said, “I remember my friend Johnny von Neumann used […]

Mr Yoshimura would agree…

Posted: October 22, 2019 by oldbrew in Astrophysics, Cycles
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…with the period of ~2500 years in our 2015 blog post: Why Phi? – Jupiter, Saturn and the de Vries cycle (we use 2503y). Or he might do, if he had read it. More correctly, we agree with him. In the second paragraph of the introduction in his article of December 1978 in the Astrophysical […]