Someone who I don't know sent me this. Don't know where he gets his
information about this three fold increase unless he is referring to Landgraf's
findings. But that increase in interstellar dust influx has to do with
the solar cycle variation. So don't know how seriously to take this.
In a message dated 2/6/05 6:43:36 PM, ANON writes:
<< Dear Sir,
I have information that may help you solve the riddle of the clouds and strange weather. I have attached two articles below which support what I am about to tell you.
From every indication our Solar System has entered a galactic cloud, or more precisely a galactic filament, of dust (see article #1). The sun has become energized due to the added fuel coming from this cloud. The increased activity of the sun decreases the amount of cosmic rays that reach the earth. Cosmic rays have been discovered to have a direct link to cloud formation and cloud cover on the earth (see article #2).
Now that I have established the causes and effects it is important to note that the density of the cloud/filament is expected to increase by a factor of three this year which will in turn increase the activity of the sun, further reducing the receipt of cosmic rays and lessening the cloud cover of the earth. The result will be fewer naturally occurring clouds and increased temperatures due to this process (global warming).
What you are seeing with HAARP and the government program of "'chem-trails" is the attempt to artificially create clouds that are disappearing due to this cosmic-solar event. Eventually our solar system will pass through this cosmic dust filament. While we do, look for major weather changes and unusual weather activity.
Down, Galactic Dust Storm Hits Solar
By Robert Roy Britt
Senior Science Writer
Our solar system's natural defenses are down and a vigorous cosmic dust storm is blowing through, according to a new study. The forecast calls for a prolonged and increasing blizzard of small interstellar bits. While no serious consequences are expected, the extra dust could slightly alter our night sky and might pose an increased risk to spacecraft, which are vulnerable to high-speed impacts from the tiny particles. The whole scenario is also a vivid reminder that there is no such thing as empty space. The number of incoming particles recently tripled and the pace is expected to grow over the next decade. Terrestrial weather and climate will not likely be affected, but more shooting stars could grace the night sky, said the study's leader, Markus Landgraf of the European Space Agency (ESA). The fresh influx is related to a periodic weakening of the Sun's magnetic field. The discovery was made using data from ESA's Ulysses spacecraft, which orbits the Sun on a noncircular path between Earth and Jupiter and his been monitoring the situation since 1992. The probe detects small particles and, based on direction, mass and speed, figures out which ones came from outside the solar system.
The number of interstellar dust grains increased from four per day, per meter in 1997 to 12 per day in 2000, Landgraf said. The results were announced earlier this month. He expects the rate to stay constant until 2005, and then increase by another factor of 3 prior to 2013. The potential effects are not well known, according to Landgraf and his colleagues at the Max-Planck-Institute. "Generally interstellar dust is not considered a problem, as it does not penetrate typical spacecraft structures," Landgraf explained in an e-mail interview. "However, due to the high impact velocity, sensitive high-voltage instruments can suffer a short circuit after an exceptionally big impact. Also, sensitive optical instruments have to worry about the erosion of polished surfaces." Most interstellar grains are just one-hundredth the diameter of a human hair. But they move fast, roughly 58,160 mph (26 kilometers per second) relative to the Sun.
effects on Earth will likely involve secondary processes. When interstellar
dust hits comets and asteroids, it's like shooting a tiny bullet at a rock,
and more dust is kicked up, and the follow-on dust tends to be bigger.
More interstellar dust means more dust generated in-house. "This has
a number of potential effects," Landgraf said, cautioning that they haven't
been observed yet, however. One possibility is an increased number
of sporadic meteors, those not associated with known showers like the summer
Perseids or the November Leonids. Meteors are created when something vaporizes
in Earth's atmosphere. Space rocks as big as peas and baseballs crash through
now and then, but most shooting stars are made of mere dust. It's also
possible, Landgraf said, that the eerie Zodiacal Light -- a
dawn" caused by sunlight reflecting off space dust -- will be
enhanced. And in general, more material might rain down to Earth from
space every year. Astronomers armed with huge telescopes will be interested
to see if increased secondary dust brightens the Kuiper Belt, a region of
frozen rocks and dust beyond
More to come
The solar system is always plowing through interstellar material. The Sun's giant magnetic field thwarts much of the dust from entering the solar system. But the magnetic field weakens periodically, on a cycle that lasts roughly 22-years. The cycle is related to an 11-year cycle of sunspot activity. This is the first of the related dust storms that has been seriously monitored by a spacecraft. Some day, the influx could get worse. The solar system is plowing toward the fringes of a galactic cloud known as the G-cloud. "The time of the entry into the G-cloud is unknown, but is expected to occur any time in the next 10,000 years," Landgraf said. "There will be a constant increase [in dust rates], because the G-cloud is more dense than the local interstellar cloud that is now surrounding our Sun." The study will be published in the Journal of Geophysical Research.
Cosmic ray link to global warming boosted
17 August 04
controversial idea that cosmic rays could be driving global warming by
influencing cloud cover will get a boost at a conference next week. But some
scientists dismiss the idea and are worried that it will detract from efforts
to curb rising levels of greenhouse gases.
issue is whether cosmic rays, the high-energy particles spat out by exploding
stars elsewhere in the galaxy, can affect the temperature on Earth. The
suggestion is that cosmic rays crashing into the atmosphere ionize the molecules
they collide with, triggering cloud formation.
If the flux of cosmic rays drops, fewer clouds will form and the planet
will warm up. No one yet understands the mechanism, which
was first described in the late 1990s. But what makes it controversial is
that climate models used to predict the consequences of rising levels of
greenhouse gases do not allow for the effect, and may be inaccurate.
proponents of the theory argue that changes in the number of cosmic rays
reaching Earth can explain past climate change as well as global warming
today. Nir Shaviv of the
strongly criticized, Shaviv will defend his calculations next week at the
Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting in
But some climatologists believe that people are pushing the hypothesis that the Sun's magnetic field affects climate on Earth even though they lack the data to back it up. Gavin Schmidt, a climate scientist from the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, was one of 11 authors who published a letter in January criticizing Shaviv's paper, arguing that the researchers "applied several adjustments to the data to artificially enhance the correlation" (EOS, vol 85, p 38). "The main proponents are so wedded to the hypothesis that they think they just have to find the right correlation and then they are done," he says.
that cosmic rays influence climate "is one of only a few truly new theories
in Earth science," says Steven Lloyd, an atmospheric scientist from the