Wild Weather

Looks like I missed out on some destructive weather in Sydney last night though Idid notice unusually long periods of rain and wild weather (read very windy and blustery conditions) in SE NSW.

A quick scan of the suspicious observers site and again, solar activity seems to be the factor, with yet again another surge of electrified plasma affecting the earth.

This can be interpreted in one simple way by asking why would a surge of protons passing through the earth-system cause “wild weather” and torrential rain?

My guess, expressed previously, is that rain seems to be the way in which solar protons reach the earth’s surface after accumulating in the ionosphere. The wild weather is then a case of the operation of the Lorentz force, but this then leaves the question of whither thence the protons? Do they accumulate on the earth’s surface or do they then travel laterally, causing winds, and leaving the earth system via low-pressure systems.

Or, are the wild-weather, low pressure systems actually the means by which the protons leave the earth-system?

Of course not, the science is all settled, isn’t it. Silly me.

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. I spent my professional life looking for mineral deposits, found some, and also located a number of kimberlites in NSW and Western Australia. Exploration geology is the closest one can get to practicing the scientific method, mineral exploration always being concerned with finding anomalous geophysical or geochemical data, framing a model and explanation for the anomaly and then testing it with drilling or excavation. All scientific theories are ultimately false since they invariably involved explaining something with incomplete extant knowledge. Since no one is omniscient or knows everything, so too scientific theories which are solely limited to existing knowledge. Because the future always yields new data, scientific theories must change to be compatible with the new data. Thus a true scientist is never in love with any particular theory, always knowing that when the facts change, so too must he/she change their minds.
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