Zbignew Jaworowski

Tim Cullen has another cracker at https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/the-ice-age-is-coming/ ... where the Ice Age refers to the assumption inter glacials last around 10,000 years in duration - and the Holocene is already that hoary.

solar cycles

At www.vsp.ucar.edu/Heliophysics/pdf/Lika_sideways_SC.pdf ... by Madhulika Guhathakurta and Tony Phillips (published in Space Weather, May 2013) and concerns the 11 year solar cycle (which was discovered 150 years ago). It seems, according to the authors, many people, including a goodly proportion of scientists, have a simplistic view of the solar cycle. It has a maximum (usually the mid point of the 11 years) and a minimum (the early stages and the later stages) - but this hides the fact the Sun is highly active all the time - not just at maximum.


At https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/the-lovejoy-meltdown/ .... Tim Cullen has sparked interest in this offering as his article (see the link) has been reproduced elsewhere on the blogosphere - such as at https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/the-lovejoy-meltdown/ ... I can just about remember the furore surrounding Lovejoy as it approached the Sun and the consternation as it failed to live up to what was expected.


At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/why-phi-mars-earth-model-and-... .... and https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2015/05/24/why-phi-a-jupiter-venus-mercu... ... Roger Tall Bloke and guests (such as Old Brew) have been discussing, over the years, the link up between the planets of the solar system and the movement of the Sun around its barycentre. As such, they have received little encouragement from elsewhere on the blogosphere and the drawbridge has been pulled up at the castle gates of consensus science.

old hat

At http://phys.org/print352015312.html ... it was the failure of the New Orleans levee system that caused the city to flood after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The flood walls along the city's principle drainage canals were inadequate - and a combination of factors was involved (not least the local political in play). It's a bit old hat but an in depth study into the flooding has just been completed - and has apportioned a great deal of blame on the US Army Corps of Engineers.

filaments on the Sun

  at http://phys.org/print352105901.html ... we have an image of giant filaments on the face of the Sun. Filaments are said to be cooler clouds of solar material suspended above the Sun's surface by powerful magnetic forces. Filaments can float for days without altering a great deal. They can erupt, releasing material that then rains back down on the surface of the Sun - or is blasted into space.

filamentary structures

  The Orion molecular cloud  see http://phys.org/print352106488.html. It seems observations from the Herschel space observatory has revealed our galaxy is threaded with filamentary structures on every length scale. They vary in size and some of them are gigantic, stretching hundreds of light years across the Milky Way's spiral arms.

deft fingers

At http://phys.org/print352044807.html ... many living things can signal to electric fields, either moving or using them to detect prey or enemies. Weak electric fields may be important to growth and development and in wound healing.

At http://phys.org/print351935410.html ... satellites capture the birth of two volcanic islands.

At http://phys.org/print352023016.html ... the subject is potato blight, the scourge of farmers and gardeners. Wet and humid summer weather can bring about the blight - and attempts are being made to find resistance against the disease.

It's official, climate is nose diving

At http://phys.org/print352011250.html ... and https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2015/05/28/global-climate-on-the-verge-o... ... we see that it has taken a decade for the consensus climate people to admit global warming has stalled - in spite of adjusted temperature data. Not only has it reached a plateau, so to speak, the first line of defence, it is actually cooling - and the story line is being taken up by more and more researchers jumping on the bandwagon with an eye on the post-co2 era and their jobs.

Dawn and Ceres

                                 at http://phys.org/print352052895.html ... NASAs Dawn spacecraft has beamed back a new image of the surface of Ceres, the so called dwarf planet - otherwise an over sized asteroid.