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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Scientists at JPL Find Direct Link To The Sun

Scientists busy studying the Earth's climate, at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California, have found a direct historical link between climate changes and the output of the sun. Historical records were kept by the Egyptians of the height of the Nile River every year. Because the Nile played such an important part in their daily lives, the record keeping was precise and accurate.

Drs. Alexander Ruzmaikin and Joan Feynman along with Dr. Yuk Yung of the California Institute of Technology examined Nile water level records that were collected between 622 and 1470 A.D., in Cairo. "Since the time of the pharaohs, the water levels of the Nile were accurately measured, since they were critically important for agriculture and the preservation of temples in Egypt," said Dr. Feynman.

In a seemingly unrelated bit of history, it was discovered that accurate records exist for auroral activity during the same exact time period in northern Europe and the Far East. "People there routinely and carefully observed and recorded auroral activity, because auroras were believed to portend future disasters, such as droughts and the deaths of kings", said Dr. Feynman. "A great deal of modern scientific effort has gone into collecting these ancient auroral records, inter-comparing them and evaluating their accuracy," Dr. Ruzmaikin added.

When comparing the two sets of data... they found something amazing. They found a clear link between the historical records of the Nile river levels and the intensity of the aurora. Or stated more simply: a definite historical link exists between the sun and the Earth's climate. Further analysis yields what appears to be two distinct, and repeating solar variability cycles: one with a period of 88 years, and another with a period of 200 years.

How does this affect climate? The JPL scientists believe that variations in the output of the sun's ultraviolet energy causes changes in the climate pattern referred to as the "Northern Annular Mode" - a pattern that affects Northern Hemisphere weather and the way in which air travels over the Atlantic Ocean. It appears that during cycles of high solar activity, the "North Atlantic Oscillation's influence extends to the Indian Ocean." This in turn affects air temperature distribution which then influences air circulation and rainfall at the Nile River's sources. Subsequently, one can imagine that these effects are more widespread than to merely change the amount of rainfall and temperature over half of the globe.

However, no matter how hard we examine Egyptian history concerning this, we still cannot find any references to SUV's, FACTORIES, POPULATION ISSUES, or REPUBLICANS anywhere. It is interesting to note that cycles and high impact variations are still being discovered. Should this then not throw all the climate models, currently in use, right out the window (With Mr. Al "nino" Gore)?

Click HERE for the NASA JPL Story

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