Climate experts from the University of Virginia announced findings
that inidcate volcanoes are the prime cause of El Nino.
Lead researcher Brad Adams looked at tree rings, dust preserved in
polar ice cores and coral growth, then compared them with the dates
of major known eruptions since 1649. His team discovered significant
El Nino like occurances just after large volcanic eruptions in the
tropics. Their findings, published in Nature, say that a major
eruption doubles the chance that an El Nino will occur the following
winter due to the billions f otons of fine volcanic ash that linger
in the upper atmospher, reflecting back heat.
Unfortunately, while the correlative findings are certainly correct
and predictable, their conclusion is more bad science that ignores
the electrical and biological forcings at play in cloud dynamics.
Electrical. Volcanoes release huge amounts of SOx emissions. That is
a chemical that reduces the phase change temperature of cirrus. Why
is that important? What are cirrus? Cirrus are tiny ice crystals in
the air typically above strong convection areas, where rising clouds
freeze. They are important in cloud dynamics because huge amounts of
heat are trapped underneath them. The differences between cirrus
present or not can mean a difference up to 250 watts per meter
squared over what heat is lost to space or absorbed below.
Turns out that these clouds--and the heat that is trapped underneath
them, is modulated electrically and biologically. SOx emissions are a
chaotic input that the biosphere modulates, but interestingly, the
emissions directly impact the heat trapping, initially, by COOLING
things. These coolings have been well observed directly from the Mt.
Pinatubo eruption by sats. Dogma suggests that the cooling is largely
particle related--the albedo from the dust. This is wrong. What
really occurs is that with the cirrus phase change temperature
dropping, just like salt on your driveway in the winter, ice won't
form. Heat isn't then, trapped as well. Fair weather begins to
dominate globally and a short term cooling commences because heat
generally escapes more out into space.
That cooling ends for two reasons. First, it ends because the cooling
counter intuitively causes warming. That is because electrically, the
isobars of the earth close near its geographical poles, and it is
there that cloud behaviors might be organized by the weak signals of
solar electrical particles. However, if there is convection from heat
near the magnetic poles, the electrical activity from the convection
is more powerful than the signal from the sun, and hence cloud
behaviors become more chaotic and won't trap heat in a more patterned
and effective manner. It's a signal noise issue, much like you might
with your cell phone if you move farther away from a signal sender
yet get a better reception if near you is a telephone pole giving you
static. When the waters near the poles cool, they are less
conductive, less able to bring nearby convection, and cloud patterns
emerge from the solar electrical inputs, even at the low currents
they arrive with.
Biological. Volcanoes eventually wash their particles into the oceans
and cause sulfur loving algae to respond. In the West tropical
Pacific, that means inceases in conductivity where normally the area
is biologically depleted. It also means less of other kinds of
microbial activity seen relative to upwelling in the tropical E. Pac
associated with La Nina, because these microbes associated with
sulfur consumption in their metabolism will uptake nutrients in
patterns that cause reductions in their populations, especially as
currents reverse and upwellings end their required chemistries. In
short, the electrical patterns change, biologically, and effect how
cirrus behave and trap heat.
Saw the recent to video Tomb Raider today.
Near the end of the movie there was an interesting line about
abiogenesis. That life formed between the madness of earth and sky.
This is actually TRUE from a Gaia standpoint, because the nucleotide
cirrus modulations are in conjuction with the modulations in the
marine biosphere, one occurring on a fairly small scale with charge
and mass on cirruc cloud heat trapping, and then below, larger
cummulations of microbial cellular activity impacting conductivities
on the surface that would actually feed back rain and heat in living
patterns in relation to the nucleotides in the cirrus.
Now, what I find interesting about this initial living earth
modulation of chaotic climate inputs is how later as complex humans
have evolved, we too retain the basic ability, through our DNA, to
electro chemically pattern, feedback and respond, to the point we
have a sort of self awareness. This leads, of course, into some of
the things that, say, Joejohn MacFadden was discussing in his book
about consciousness as an EMF phenomenon--but with the atmosphere
with ionsphere and cloud like anode and cathode where particles are
sorted and feedback meaning substituted for nerves which too have
this character of field potentials and movements of charged particles
of nucleotides. The complexity is infinate and the evolution of
probably 4 billion years behind us, we have come to the point of what
it is we come from.
The only humans count thinking is flawed in the sense that life
itself is a response, over billions of years, to a GLOBAL
relationship between chaotic inputs and the biosphere as a whole, and
not to each creature individually.
Our self awareness CAN be a curse that way--but it has landed us on
the moon as well. Interestingly, there may be nuke energy solutions
on the moon!