If you get a chance to load this huge picture of Zoe it contains some
fantastic imagery where you can see fair weather to convective
voltages--Doran waves, once you get past the tropical aspects of the
storm. If you take the first aspect of fair weather voltages -- to
the right of the 'a' in Fatutaka which hooks NW and then SW and
around the storm-- you can see the Doran waves. Understand over the
eye itself there is huge negative voltages accumulated in the
ionsphere. Then the disk over the major convective regions contains
huge, therefore, positive voltages in the ionosphere which allows the
cirrus to spin around the eye at great hieghts, aided by EMFs,
without shorting by sprite or elve accross the attractive zone.
As the storm becomes extra tropical, that is where I find the most
compelling visual data for EMF activity and cloud dynamic behavior.
In particular look at the Island of New Caledonia--how the blow off
of the high clouds just to the NE of that island in the fair weather
areas are directional away from Zoe's center and wispy in the way
that you would see in a 60's glass electric ball you might find in
people's bedroom. Then to the SW of the island, where either a
combination of the island's mountains and thermal uplift or its EMF
to ground cause the back side of the convective activity on the
island to be enhanced such that this side of the island is fully fair
weather with large voltages to ground. There is a similar effect
with Vanuatu--although the EMF and upper level winds from Zoe are so
powerful that the Doran wave banding is able to largely
continue . . .
During this period, again, the solar wind was strongly elevated from
an earth directed CME.
Hundreds die from the cold
Wed, Jan. 08, 2003 9:18 AM ET
By the Associated Press
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) Nearly 400 people have died of cold in
Bangladesh and northern India in the past 10 days as temperatures
plummeted and cold winds swept in from the Himalayas, officials and
news reports said Wednesday.
The cold sweeping across northern Bangladesh caused 60 deaths this
week, raising the toll to 260, media reports said.
Temperatures dipped into the 30s and 40s Fahrenheit - dangerous
levels in impoverished India and Bangladesh, where millions of people
live without heat, electricity and warm clothing.
At least 24 people died Tuesday night in India's Uttar Pradesh state,
pushing the death toll there to 128, Home Ministry officials said in
Lucknow, the state's capital.
There is fog here in N. Cal. in Redding. Very weird to have it this
There is strike activity over the mountains in S. Cal. and cloud
cover over the GOC.
The SOI is medium negative BUT BPs are very low in both areas.
I note in this context CME is VERY low following a number of days of
no activity and moderate earth directed moderately elevated proton
content in the solar wind over the weekend. Flaring, as mentioned,
has been non-existant for some time.
This cold period is in context also, of the aftermath of Zoe and the
EMF it brought and changed--see above analysis. IMHO TSs are
extremely powerful and climate altering EMF events. As the Nature
study of Felix examined, CO2 levels in the adjacent oceans were
varied for a few weeks after it passed--which in my view is like a
battery being run down and that gets expressed in terms of the
electro chemistry of CO2 as an ion in the oceans.
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> --- In email@example.com, "Mike Doran <mike@u...>"the
> <mike@u...> wrote:
> > According to the JTWC Tropical Cyclone Zoe set a new record for
> > lowest ever central pressure for a SPAC cyclone. I think thelowest
> > actual figure I saw quoted was 876HPa. 876 millibars = 25.87inches.
> > Tropical Cyclone Zoe ripped through the islands of Tikopia,Fataka
> > and Anuta on Sunday, December 29 with winds exceeding 300kilometers
> > an hour (186 mph) and massive waves. Initial damage reportsindicate
> > almost total devastation on the islands.DEC 2002I've
> WOW!! That was one incredible storm. Remarkable. I don't think
> ever seen a storm strengthen that fast.