Electromagnetism news

Back to the 775AD event ... the Chinese broadside

At Nature Science Reports 4:3728 (DOI:10.1038/srep03728) - download the four page article at http://cosmictusk.com/8th-century-event-flares-now-comets/ ... Yi Liu et al 'Mysterious abrupt C14 increase in coral contributed by a comet' - the work has the support of the National Science Foundation of China and concerns geochemistry as well as asteroids and comets. Received by Nature on the 6th of November 2013 and published 16th January 2014 - queries to weidongsun [at] gig [dot] ac [dot] cn

More on the atmosphere of Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanets.

At www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2014/01/exo-planet-atmospheres-can-form-pr... ... the atmospheres around exoplanets and brown dwarfs form exotic clouds according to researchers at the University of St Andrews. Instead of water droplets they are made up of dust particles made of minerals that could give rise to the precursors of life - Panspermia in other words.

Electric Universe Conference 2014

The EU Conference at Alburquerque, New Mexico, will feature for the first time physicist Dr Michael Brill (who is also into geology). Geological structures will be the focus of his talk - and in particular, the Ninety East Ridge in the Indian Ocean.

The 'bucky balls' chap will also be a feature of a play - yes, a play. David Novak, actor, will play the role of Dr Buckminster Fuller (which should be good fun). For more information on the other speakers and conference facilites etc go to www.thunderbolts.info

Alfred de Grazia

Alfred de Grazia has been made a Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur - a few days after his 94th birthday. The Legion of Honour is a French order established by Napoleon in 1802. It is the highest decoration in France and is divided into five degrees. Chevalier = knight. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legion_of_Honor

 

Clouds and the Interplanetary Electric Field (IEF)

This is worth reading. Recommended. Go to http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/12/26/new-paper-clouds-blown-by-the-sola... ... which claims there is a terrestrial impact on cloud cover due to the interplanetary electric field (or the global electric circuit) which comes complete with a video to watch and listen.

Electricity and the Moon

At http://malagabay.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/cosmic-ray-blues-the-bloody-moon/ ... we have another cracker by Tim Cullen. . A lunar eclipse provides Earth dwellers with a view of an orangey red Moon that provides mainstream consensus science with a chance to show off - and they do as they blame it all on refracted light once again - together with the amount of dust that might have collected in the atmosphere. Malaga Bay outright says this is a fiction - bet you had not thought so. He then takes us on a trip around the magnetosphere of the Earth and the magnetotail in particular.

Albedo

Albedo is derived from Latin = whiteness - in this instance it is reflected sunlight. From albus = white is the diffuse reflectivity or reflecting power of a surface (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albedo). Tim Cullen at http://malagabay.wordpress.com/2013/12/05/cosmic-ray-blues-lunar-luminos... ... takes a look at different sources in order to get a handle on Albdedo - referenced in climate studies, the reflective nature of white snow (on the surface, particularly at the Poles).

The weak magnetic field of the Milky Way

At http://cosmo.nyu.edu/~rj486/files/RJansson_PhD_thesis.pdf ... the magnetic field of the Milky Way. Each star in the Milky Way has its own magnetic field - like our Sun. Objects that orbit stars also have their own magnetic field - including the Earth. It is reasonable to assume each galaxy has its own magnetic field - but what is the strength of it?

The Greening of a Comet

At http://phys.org/print301901189.html ... why is comet ISON green? Green is a sign that the comet if becoming more active as it comes closer to the Sun. The green colour comes from its gases - which may include cyanogen (poisonous) and diatonic carbon (C2).

Solar UV and ozone

At http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/new-paper-finds-solar-uv-varie... ... Dr Sandip Dhomse of the University of Leeds has a paper published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics that notes solar UV radiation can vary by as much as 100 per cent during solar cycles. Such wide changes in UV signifcantly affect stratospheric ozone production and thereby act as a solar amplification mechanism on temperature.