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Rossby Waves

4 April 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  

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