Galactic perspective

Richard Hollesays:

Those who study climate with out looking at anything above 100 Km, are all about temps, pressures, and lately radiative balance. Those with a focus on the solar activity out to the orbit of the earth are into internal dynamo theory. Those with a focus on the interaction of the solar system with an eye to the focus on SSB with the planets driving the solar cycles are getting closer.

The real prospective that will find answers will be called Astrology, or electric sun, not because they are valid but because if one considers the modulation of the galactic magnetic fields by the local effects of the spiral arms and the density/compression waves they are causing the movement of the spiral arm evolution to progress, as a background through which the solar system is traveling, they will be shoved into those categories.

Once a viewpoint is taken in the long term context of the magnetic field interactions of the heliopause as it moves through the changing terrain of the spiral arms it encounters, at the same timing as we experience interglacial periods, then a proper perspective can be taken on what drives both climate and  the solar dynamics, as well as the movement of the planets and sun responding to changes in magnetic flux into and through the heliosphere. This can be extrapolated from the effects seen on smaller scales by the magnetospheres of the planets IMHO. (more…)

Filed under: In other online forums,Natural Processes — by Richard Holle @ 6:15 am on April 18, 2012

Journal of Geophysical Researcharticle on Lunar declinational tides


Monthly lunar declination extremes’ influence on tropospheric circulation patterns

Key Points

  • Monthly lunar declination deform Rossby longwaves
  • The deformation signal is distinctly regional and high latitude
  • A case study of the Great Storm of 1987 demonstrates effect

Daniel S. Krahenbuhl

School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Matthew B. Pace

School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Randall S. Cerveny

School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Robert C. Balling Jr.

School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Short-term tidal variations occurring every 27.3 days from southern (negative) to northern (positive) maximum lunar declinations (MLDs), and back to southern declination of the moon have been overlooked in weather studies. These short-term MLD variations’ significance is that when lunar declination is greatest, tidal forces operating on the high latitudes of both hemispheres are maximized. We find that such tidal forces deform the high latitude Rossby longwaves. Using the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data set, we identify that the 27.3 day MLD cycle’s influence on circulation is greatest in the upper troposphere of both hemispheres’ high latitudes. The effect is distinctly regional with high impact over central North America and the British Isles. Through this lunar variation, midlatitude weather forecasting for two-week forecast periods may be significantly improved.


[ I have been putting off going to see these guys until my improved maps are on line, seems I might get a fair hearing?]

Filed under: Long-term Lunar Effects,Natural Processes,Supporting Research — by Richard Holle @ 7:15 am on April 17, 2012

Lunar declinational tidal patterns

Sample of three cycles of lunar declinational tides synchronized by declinational angle, just an interim step to the production of a better high resolution longer sequence.


As promised a better higher resolution product, same data, pics, done at home by my daughter April


Three cycles of lunar declination tides from Christmas 2009 to march 8 2010 starting at 10 degrees North of the equator back to the same point.

Start time and some of the jumps in the movie are due to problems with the GOES data base missing some of the picture needed, however the synchronizing is based on the same lunar declination angle on all three, per each frame with in a degree or so. The hope was to be able to show that there are repeating patterns in the global circulation because of the lunar declinational tidal effects acting on the atmosphere.


Filed under: Long-term Lunar Effects,Natural Processes — by Richard Holle @ 7:07 pm on March 13, 2012

Austrailan lunar tidal study

Paul Vaughan says:

Just learned of this brand new release:

Wilson, I.R.G. (2012). Lunar tides and the long-term variation of the peak latitude anomaly of the summer sub-tropical high pressure ridge over Eastern Australia. The Open Atmospheric Science Journal 6, 49-60.

Will read when time permits.

[I have read and saved it is very informative but does not investigate declinational components driving the meridional flow surges in the atmosphere, just pressure waves of the interactions of the solar  pressure and the “lunar tidal lifting” timing effects]

Filed under: In other online forums,Long-term Lunar Effects,Natural Processes,Supporting Research — by Richard Holle @ 8:07 am on March 2, 2012

Robert Brown opinion

[Reality is the thing you perceive, that conforms to known ways to test if it is real, or in Robert Brown’s learned and much better  words]

For the general public that does not have an objective scientific bend, how do you tell virtual reality from the real thing?

That’s a serious problem, actually. Hell, I have an objective scientific bend and I have plenty of trouble with it.

Ultimately, the stock answer is: We should believe the most what we can doubt the least, when we try to doubt very hard, using a mix of experience and consistent reason based on a network of experience-supported best (so far) beliefs.

That’s not very hopeful, but it is accurate. We believe Classical Non-Relativistic Mechanics after Newton invents it, not because it is true but because it works fairly consistently to describe Kepler’s purely observational laws, and (as it is tested) works damn well to describe a lot of quotidian experience as well on a scale less grand than planetary orbits. We encounter trouble with classical mechanics a few hundred years later when it fails to consistently describe blackbody radiation, the photoelectric effect (the one thing Einstein actually got the Nobel Prize for), the spectra of atoms, given Maxwell’s enormously successful addition to the equations of electricity and magnetism and the realization that light is an electromagnetic wave. (more…)

Filed under: In other online forums,Natural Processes,Supporting Research — by Richard Holle @ 8:29 pm on March 1, 2012