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Nasa says ”Space Weather” As Big A Threat As Tornadoes = ‘Haarp Ring

June 12, 2013

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Climate Scientists Follow Battros ‘Equation’ also VIDEO Explaining Sun’s Role

Wed, January 16, 2013

by Mitch Battros — Earth Changes Media

The ‘Equation’ I published in 1998 is receiving a lot of attention, and from the right people. A new surge of climate scientists are coming forward with what they say are “new studies”. In short, they have shifted their understanding of what is behind ‘warming and cooling trends’. They have come to realize the Sun is a major influence in climate patterns.
Furthermore, they have described what they believe to be the sequence of events between the Sun and Earth and how it affects not only “climate” but also “weather”. Climate is defined in measurements of decades, centuries, and millennia. Weather is defined in measurements of hours, days, and weeks.
Many scientists have now proposed that fluctuations in solar activity have an influence on Earth in ways they were previously unaware. One example coming from their recent consortium of which scientists in the field of plasma physics, solar activity, atmospheric chemistry, fluid dynamics and energetic particle physics reported — Solar energetic particles and cosmic rays have an effect on our stratosphere. This in turn alters the behavior of the atmosphere below it — and often creates or magnifies storms on land or sea.
In this segment of their report they have realized the shifting of Earth’s magnetic field presents a — Contrast in temperatures in the stratosphere and the upper troposphere leads to instabilities in the atmospheric west to east jet stream. The instabilities make for eddies or irregular motions. These eddies feed the strength of jet streams, ultimately altering flows in the upper troposphere, the layer of atmosphere closest to Earth’s surface.
When government officials and scientists get together to talk about space weather, the discussion usually centers on big events.

The Carrington superflare of 1859 set fire to telegraph stations in North America and Europe and sparked Northern Lights as far south as Cuba and Tahiti.

The Quebec blackout of 1989 cut power and heat to millions of people in Canada and caused more than 200 electrical anomalies across grids in the United States.

The Halloween storms of 2003 temporarily disabled instruments on dozens of Earth-orbiting satellites, with some experiencing permanent damage.

This week, policy makers and researchers are getting together in Washington to talk about space weather–but the discussion is a little different.

On June 4, the National Space Weather Program Council convenes the fifth annual Space Weather Enterprise Forum. The purpose of this year’s meeting is not to talk about big events that happen rarely, but rather to explore lesser storms that happen often. The theme for the meeting is “SpaceWeather Impacts: They Happen All the Time!”

The forum opens on June 4 with a keynote address from NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, followed by expert presentations from NOAA, NASA, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Air Force, the National Science Foundation, airlines, electric utilities and other space weather stakeholders. Congressmen, executive-branch undersecretaries and other policy makers will be in attendance, deciding what to do next.

“We are pleased to present a wide-ranging and informative slate of speakers to address this year’s theme,” said Samuel P. Williamson, the federal coordinator for meteorology and chairman of the National Space Weather Program Council. “Attendees include national and international leaders and stakeholders from across government, industry and academia.”

The theme of this year’s SWEF recognizes that space weather is ever-present. The gaps between big events are not empty times of quiet. They are filled with lesser storms that can pose a threat to our increasingly high-tech society.

Air travel is a good example. At the meeting, Thomas Fahley and Gregg Scott of Delta Airlines will detail how solar flares and radiation storms caused multiple flights to be redirected away from the poles during 2012. To avoid communications blackouts and high-energy radiation, which are concentrated around the poles during solar storms, more than 16 transcontinental flights were detoured to more southerly latitudes. On a per-flight basis, the detours consumed as much as 9,950 extra pounds of fuel and added as much as $4,507 to the price tag of each flight. Delays and missed connections multiplied costs even more.

The sun is currently near the peak of Solar Cycle 24, but so far the strongest storms have missed Earth.

More information about SWEF may be found at
http://tinyurl.com/ke6rzvc

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