Electromagnetism news

Fifty Million Cosmic Rays

At http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/nasa-balloon-mission-detects-5... ... the balloon mission over the Antarctic has discovered large numbers of cosmic rays according to a press release - some 50 million and counting. See also www.wff.nasa.gov/baloons

The Sun's magnetic loops in action

Magnetic loop structures on the Sun seen in action by NASAs Solar Dynamic Observatory. How to unlock the mystery of why the outer edge of the Sun is Warmer than its surface - go to http://phys.org/print279290407.html

Aurora experiment

At http://phys.org/print278935705.html ... an experiment is described that involves firing a rocket into the sky above Alaska in order to study auroral wind - a stream of oxygen atoms derived from Earth's atmosphere under the influence of the aurora. Normally, the amount of oxygen involved would not gain enough traction but in this scenario it can gain enough energy to avoid gravity - among other things. The study seeks to understand how this happens.

The lunar dynamo model?

At www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2013/01/the-moon-was-once-powered-by-a-dyn... ... it seems scientists have found evidence that rocks on the moon were magnetised millions of years ago. This discovery has led to the idea the moon formerly had a metallic core that produced the magnetic field - a lunar dynamo. It is thought a dynomo exists at the heart of the Earth.

The Earth in an electric solar system

The Earth in an electric solar system is a paper by Louis Hissink in the New Concepts in Global Tectonics Newsletter, a link forwarded by the contacts tab by member Robert Farrer, and you can find it by going to www.ncgt.org and scrolling down to issue 51, clicking on and downloading the full pdf of that issue. Once downloaded you pick which pages you might want to print out. This paper is fairly short in comparison to some of them.

The Solar System Dynamic Theory of Climate

Tall Bloke is suggesting we shove global warming somewhere on the dark side of the establishment. At http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/inaugural-conference-2013-the-... ... anyone interested in the connection between the Sun and climate on earth, the sort of thing practised by Piers Corbyn at www.weatheraction.com might like to attend this conference, upcoming in September of 2013, at the University of Leeds. This is where Tall Bloke works, in IT, and hopefully there will be some cutting edge science on the table.

Plasma UFOs

A new web site for people into electro-magnetic effects, ionised atmospheres, and plasma physics - go to http://hozturner.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/towards-natural-plasma-explanati... .... which begins with UFOs and the possibility they are plasma related and then digresses to ionised atmospheres, lightning and plasma, and Birkeland currents etc., with lots of images, videos and other links. See also www.worldsci.org/pdf/abstracts/abstracts_6800.pdf

Sun and the Weather

In Sun, Weather and the Climate, John Herman and Richard Goldberg, the two authors, explore meteorological variations related to solar activity and the physical linking mechanisms that may explain the relationships. Several new mechanisms are brought to the table, as well as experimental concepts. The authors reasoning is that in spite of a large literature on the subject there remains widespread disbelief, especially amongst climate scientists.

Sun/Earth relationships ... what was thought about it in the 1970s and 1980s.

Some years ago I purchased a slim volume, Reversals of the Earth's Magnetic Field, expecting some information that might bear on the subject Peter Warlow was researching. It didn't prove much help at the time but I have now had a second look at it. Written by professor JA Jacobs of Cambridge University (and formerly of the University of British Columbia) it was originally published in 1984. It is still available second hand on the ABE book site - simply log in the ISBN number, 0-85274-442-0.

Solar activity and high magnitude earthquakes

Robert Farrar sent in this link to the Journal of the New Concepts in Global Tectonics - go to www.ncgt.org and click on 'issues' and then click on 'issue 65' (December 2012). You can convert the file to PDF format but you will find there are over 154 pages to the journal, a formidable printing project. Simply press the pdf to print button, click on pages (delete 1-154 and convert to 6-34) and you will have a print out of three excellent articles on solar activity and hypothetical connections to earthquake activity.