Rossby Waves

5 Apr 2017

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/waves-on-sun-give-nasa-new-in... ... discusses what might cause coronal mass ejections from the Sun - as they contribute to space weather. See also www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170330142242.htm ... where research finds a commonality between weather on earth and space weather. On earth weather appears to react to changes in the jet streams which blow air in narrow currents around the world - somewhat like Rossby waves, movements fueled by the planet's rotation. NASAs STEREO observatory (heliophysics) have found evidence of Rossby waves on the Sun. The scientists tracked coronal bright points - small luminous features that can be observed on the Sun, directly tied to magnetic activity beneath the surface. See also www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/bright-points-mark-patterns-inside-sun