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Re: Hurricane 2001

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  • Pawnfart
    CO2 emissions and the missing carbon problem http://www.unep.ch/iucc/fs011.htm
    Message 1 of 702 , Apr 10, 2001
      CO2 emissions and the "missing carbon" problem
      <br><br><a href=http://www.unep.ch/iucc/fs011.htm target=new>http://www.unep.ch/iucc/fs011.htm</a> <br><br>Comment: <br><br>Methanogens sink CO2 as
      they make methane from H2. Since rivers are in the
      northern hemisphere, to go with the land, methanogen
      habitat largely resides there. Even as detritus from
      rivers is reduced by dams, this habitat must "breath",
      and it sinks CO2. But eventually, if the habitat is
      destroyed, you will lose that sink, and CO2 is not
      modulated, and we are looking at Venus or Mars. <br><br>In
      the meantime, when there are cold SST anomalies from
      river dams and changes, the surface of the ocean can
      sink more CO2 to be consumed by the methanogens,
      aiding in their ability to make methane hydrates and
      warm the surface, thereby self modulating
      temperatures. Understanding the amount of sinking that is
      occurring, along with the ditritus flow from rivers, may
      prove to be a good forecast tool in the future.
    • 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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