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Re: Gaia timescales

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  • Pawnfart
    In order to talk intelligently about whether something meaningfully changes or effects something in a predictable manner, then, you have to understand the
    Message 1 of 702 , May 9, 2001
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      In order to talk intelligently about whether
      something meaningfully changes or effects something in a
      predictable manner, then, you have to understand the biology,
      and modulation is evolving from what chaotic
      stimulus, and how both modulation and stimulus can change
      over time. <br><br>Some who talk about Gaia theory
      consider it a negative feedback--often this thinking stems
      the traditional "daisyland" theory. More of the same
      albino heat dynamic crap everyone has locked their
      thinking with, where the latest silliness is white caps
      from waves! Talk about junk science! <br>
      <br>Sometimes you have to talk forest for trees, or oceans for
      whitecaps. Gaia and methanogens began as a POSITIVE
      feedback. Now I realize that positive feedbacks are rare,
      but that is what methanogens initially did. By
      insulating oceans in the countercurrents, the region where
      they were, they caused increased detritus flow,
      increased UV protection, and increased warmth on an earth
      with a colder sun. <br> <br>Now, I realize that this
      could only occur where the prevailing ocean current,
      depending on pole orientation, provided for an upward
      electrical vector, making the surface of the ocean like a
      charge plate with the cirrus clouds the target of
      movement for the plate's electrification. This just means
      that as poles and currents shifted, so did the
      methanogens. Indeed, in the absence of methanogens in places
      where conditions where not so good such that an
      electrically inducted current would cause a downward vector,
      the absence of the insulating methane hydrates would
      reduce the downward pull of the cirrus, again, warming
      climate. Even the ice sheets come to play, because if
      precip from enhancement goes to make ice rather than
      making rain, there is less detritus, and the feedback is
      AWAY FROM MAKING MORE ICE. Super storms that lay
      glaciers, for instance, tend to last a very short period of
      time compared to long dry conditions of glacials!
    • 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
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        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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