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, "Mike Doran <mike@u...>"
> Interesting report David.
Thanks! I won't bother to do a full report tonight. It would be just
about a corbon copy of yesterday. No significant flares, solar wind
speed in the low 400's, just waiting for the next round of high speed
solar wind in a couple of days.
> As you know, I postulate that the solar wind commences "Doran waves".
I know you've explained it before, but I don't remember, what exactly
are Doran waves?
> But these low frequency large scale waves must have entry near the
> magnetic poles where the isobars are close and the convection low--
> because a strike will mess up the signal.
> Speed, pressure and volume all in the end equate to electrical
> current. The number that seems to correlate largely w/ "weather"
> most, just as a causual observer, is the volume. What do you think?
I'm still somewhat sceptical of a direct connection between solar
activity and short-term weather, although I will admit, I have seen
some strong correlations between the two. Perhaps coincidence, or
perhaps not. My problem is that I don't see how a solar wind that is
usually at most 10 protons/cc can have much effect. That is a tiny
amnount of electrical charge. Now granted, it can manifest itself by
causing enough of a cascade of electons down to the poles to light up
the skies. Nevertheless, I still don't understand how that's supposed
to equate to cloud enhancement or storm intensity.
> Combining this with a trend in ENSO and that flaring/CME
> you have well described in the past few weeks resulted in the waves
> thar gaves us the Nor'easters and finally some precip to drought
> starved Arizona.
There haven't been any strong flares or CME's, at least not
Earth-directed, in a while. What we have been seeing is high speed
solar wind from coronal holes. Although, I guess for your purposes,
it ends up having the same effect.