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  • Pawnfart
    http://www.dieoff.org/page225.htm Goldfinger et al., 1999, report; Because methane is
    Message 1 of 702 , Feb 13, 2001
      <a href=http://www.dieoff.org/page225.htm target=new>http://www.dieoff.org/page225.htm</a>
      <br><br>Goldfinger et al., 1999, report; "Because methane is
      susceptible to oxidation through both microbial and inorganic
      reactions along its flow path, determining the fate of
      mobilized methane is critical for evaluating the role of
      gas hydrate in earth history and in global change."
      Sloan et al 1999: "Bacterial oxidation of the methane
      produces a bicarbonate anion, which binds with the calcium
      present in seawater to produce the carbonate. <br><br>. .
      . <br><br>In Cascadia, much of the loss of methane
      from the water column is due to oxidation rather than
      mixing (Whitcar, 1999). Evidently, living organisms
      oxide methane very quickly, as confirmed by de Angelis
      et al 1999, who state: "Clam and snail shells
      exhibited specific oxidation rates equivalent to the
      removal of 24 to 110 % available methane per square cm
      per day. Bacterial mats sampled from carbonate rock
      surfaces were observed to be capable of removing 16 to 86
      % of ambient methane per square cm of surface per
    • b1blancer_29501
      On Feb 28th, the Interplanetary Magnetic Field swung to a strong south-pointing orientation. That, coupled with an elevated solar wind speed and density,
      Message 702 of 702 , Mar 1, 2002
        On Feb 28th, the Interplanetary Magnetic Field
        swung to a strong south-pointing orientation. That,
        coupled with an elevated solar wind speed and density,
        triggered a G-1 class geomagnetic storm. The result was
        some high latitude aurora. See this link for a
        photgraph of aurora observed over Quebec :
        <a href=http://www.spaceweather.com/aurora/images/01mar02/Moussette2.jpg target=new>http://www.spaceweather.com/aurora/images/01mar02/Moussette2.jpg</a> . As of right now, there are 3 sunspot regions,
        namely 9839, 9842, and 9845, that appear to be capable
        of producing M-class flares. Regions 9839 and 9842
        are close to rotating out of view over the western
        limb of the solar disk. Sunspot region 9845, however,
        is close to the sun's central meridian. A rather
        large coronal hole is also approaching the sun's
        central meridian, and coming into an Earth-pointing
        position. High speed colar wind gusts are likely around the
        first of next week.<br><br>The current solar and
        geomagnetic conditions are :<br><br>NOAA sunspot number :
        153<br>SFI : 188<br>A index : 10<br>K index : 1<br><br>Solar
        wind speed : 372.3 km/sec<br>Solar wind density : 4.4
        protons/cc<br>Solar wind pressure : 1.1 nPa<br><br>IMF : 8.4
        nT<br>IMF Orientation : 0.7 nT North<br><br>Conditions for
        the last 24 hours : <br>Solar activity was low. The
        geomagnetic field was quiet to unsettled. Stratwarm Alert
        exists Friday.<br><br>Forecast for the next 24 hours
        :<br>Solar activity will be low to moderate. The geomagnetic
        field will be quiet to unsettled.<br><br>Solar Activity
        Forecast :<br>Solar activity is expected to be low to
        moderate for the next three days. Region 9845 is a
        possible source for isolated M-class
        flares.<br><br>Geomagnetic activity forecast :<br>Geomagnetic field activity
        is expected to be mainly quiet to unsettled, until
        the onset of high speed stream effects from a
        recurrent coronal hole begin to develop by day three of the
        forecast period. Isolated active conditions are
        anticipated thereafter.<br><br>Recent significant solar flare
        activity :<br>None
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