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The strange case of solar flares and radioactive elements

Reported here: This story is from the Aug. 23, 2010 issue of Stanford Report. When researchers found an unusual linkage between solar flares and the inner life of radioactive elements on Earth, it touched off a scientific detective investigation that could end … Continue reading

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Found: solar cycles on another star

What’s Up with That reports that: Distant Star’s Sound Waves Reveal Cycle Similar to Sun – but the cycle is fast, less than 1 year Star known as HD49933 is located 100 light years away from Earth In a bid … Continue reading

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The sub- and quasi- centurial cycles in solar and geomagnetical data series

Abstract: http://arxiv.org/abs/1007.3143 Full preprint: http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1007/1007.3143.pdf Authors: B. Komitov, S. Sello, P. Duchlev, M. Dechev, K. Penev, K. Koleva The subject of this paper is the existence and stability of solar cycles with duration in the range of 20-250 years. Five … Continue reading

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Lunar Influences On Climate

by Dario Camuffo http://www.springerlink.com/content/nq3376562761675r/ Abstract Popular beliefs on the effects of the Moon on the weather probably go back to when ancient civilisations followed a lunar calendar, and the Moon went from being a purely temporal reference to becoming a … Continue reading

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Solar Cycles in 150 Years of Global Sea-Surface Temperature Data

Jiansong Zhou and Ka Kit Tung, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA Abstract The purpose of the present work is to demonstrate that a solar-cycle response exists in surface temperature using the longest global dataset available, … Continue reading

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Relationship between Earth’s Magnetic Field and Ocean Currents?

A paper in “New Journal of Physics” titled “Secular variation of the Earth’s magnetic field: induced by the ocean flow?” (available at http://iopscience.iop.org/1367-2630/11/6/063015/pdf/1367-2630_11_6_063015.pdf ) suggests: Abstract. Secular variation of the Earth’s main magnetic field is believed to originate in the … Continue reading

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Vaal River Flow Cycles

Fluctuations in river flows are important as they affect irrigation and therefore the livelihood of people. The Vaal river in South Africa is and important water source in the region and was studied by Alexander et al (Journal of the … Continue reading

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