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71. Hannes Alfvén (1908-1995) [SIS Internet Digest $]
... a heretic by many in those very fields. Alfvén's theories in astrophysics and plasma physics have usually gained acceptance only two or three decades after their publication. Characteristically and also concomitant with his 80th birthday in 1988, Alfvén was awarded the most prestigious prize of the American Geophysical Union, the Bowie medal, for his work three decades earlier on comets and plasmas in the solar system. Disputed for 30 years, many of his theories about the solar system were only vindicated as late as the 1980's through measurements of cometary and planetary magnetospheres ... 80th birthday- for much of his career Alfvén's ideas were dismissed or treated with condescension. He was often forced to publish his papers in obscure journals; and his work was continuously disputed for many years by the most renowned senior scientist in space physics, the British-American geophysicist Sydney Chapman. Even among physicists today there is little awareness of Alfvén's many contributions to fields of physics where his ideas are used without recognition of who conceived them. Attempting to explain the resistance to his ideas, Alfvén pointed to the increasing specialization of science during ...
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... Dating Method W. F. Libby A 'state of the method' report, by its inventor Professor Libby received the Nobel Prize in 1960 for his work in developing the radiocarbon dating method. A recipient of numerous other honors, Libby is currently director, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles. This research was sponsored by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. GA-628, Contribution No. 3101 from the Department of Chemistry, UCLA. W. F. Libby Radiocarbon dating is a measurement of ... are the same at any given epoch over the entire Earth so a calibration at any one locality is equivalent to a world-wide calibration. GEOPHYSICS AND ASTROPHYSICS The University of California (Los Angeles) carbon-dating laboratory The corrections to the radiocarbon dates are of fundamental interest to the geophysicists and astrophysicists. The source of the Earth's magnetic field remains unknown although evidence accumulates suggesting that it is related to the metallic nature of the Earth's interior and the Earth's rotation. Venus has no magnetic field and is of about the same size as the Earth; ...
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... New Phytologist 75 (1975), p.188; and C. J. Heusser, "Some Comparisons Between Climatic Changes in Northwestern North America and Patagonia", contained in F. N. Furness (ed.), Solar Variations, Climatic Change, and Related Geophysical Problems, Annals of the New York Academy of Science 95 (1961), p.652 102. Pearson, op. cit. [7, pp.1239, 1245 103. L. H. Burkle, "Diatom Evidence on the Holocene in the South Atlantic" ... ", Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 118 (1974), p.96; and C. P. Idyll, "The Anchovy Crisis", Scientific American 228 (1973), p.26 14. S. L. Valley (ed.), Handbook of Geophysics and Space Environments (McGraw-Hill, 1965), pp.5-15 15. J. W. King, E. Hurst, A. J. Slater, P. A. Smith& B. Tamkin, "Agriculture and Sunspots", Nature 252 (1974) ...
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74. Astronomy Anomalies by Subjects [Science Frontiers Website]
... AGB ANOMALIES IN THE EARTH'S ROTATION AGB1 Variations in Latitude AGL EARTH-SATELLITE PHENOMENA AGL1 Slow Changes in Satellite Inclination AGL2 Sudden Perturbations of Orbital Elements AGL3 Slow, Unexplained Descent of Satellites AGL4 Direct Visual Observations of Natural Earth Satellites AGL5 Radio Propagation and Natural Earth Satellites AGL6 Correlation of Geophysical Events with Perigee Passages of Natural Earth Satellites AGO OBSERVATIONS OF EARTH FROM SPACE AGO1 Periodic Changes in Earth's Brightness AH MERCURY AHB MERCURY'S ORBITAL AND SPIN ANOMALIES AHB1 The Residual Advance of Mercury's Perihelion AHB2 Mercury's High Eccentricity and Inclination AHB3 Short Transit Times across the Sun AHB4 ... Science Frontiers Catalog of Anomalies (Subjects) Strange reports* Bizarre biology* Anomalous archaeology From New Scientist, Nature, Scientific American, etc Archaeology Astronomy Biology Geology Geophysics Mathematics Psychology Physics Catalog of Anomalies (Subjects) Overview Astronomy Biology Chemistry/Physics Geology Geophysics Logic/mathemitics Archeology Psychology Miscellaneous phenomena Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online Science Frontiers: The Book Sourcebook Project A ASTRONOMY Catalog of Anomalies (Astronomy Subjects) Within each of these fields, catalog sections that are already in print are given alphanumerical labels. For example, ...
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75. Mars in Upheaval [Aeon Journal $]
... as revealed by Mariner photographs. Are the rocky materials of Mars harder than any known Earth-type rocks? If this were the case, Mars' surface features could most certainly be extremely old. However, Henry J. Moore, et al, in the Journal of Geophysical Research, analyzed this question and concluded: "Bulk densities of surface materials of Mars cover the range found in natural terrestrial materials,'' (39) though "it is clear, however, that the surface materials are erodible and can be transported. ... dust storms on the Earth. This is so because the dust particles which are the same size as dust particles on the Earth are moving at greater velocities than on Earth. Furthermore, these storms occur periodically and last from three to six months. Space scientists and geophysicists were thus able to use well-known, experimentally-proven erosion equations to deduce the erosion rate on Mars. In a 1973 issue of Aviation Week and Space Technology, for example, we find that, "Using Mariner 9 wind data, Dr. Carl Sagan of Cornell ...
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... so hot. Several of the sensors of Mariner II were beyond their capacity to report temperatures before the nearest point to Venus was reached, 'because temperatures beyond their designed scale were encountered,' as reported by C. W. Snyder to the meeting of the American Geophysical Union, December 28, 1962 [8. On December 15, 1962, a day after Mariner II passed the point of closest approach, the 'temperature had inexplicably started to drop' [9. It is interesting also to know why the temperature of the ... began to decrease by 3.7 microseconds every 24 hours [5. He ascribed the fluctuation in the length of the day to an electromagnetic cause connected with the flare. His announcement 'created a sensation among the delegates to the General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics' that year in Helsinki [5. V. Bargmann of Princeton University and L. Motz of Columbia University claimed for me the priority of predicting radio-noises from Jupiter, the existence of a magnetosphere around the earth, and the high ground temperature of Venus [ ...
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... atmosphere. It follows, therefore, that the high surface temperature must result from atmospheric trapping of this heat (the greenhouse effect) and cannot be due to a massive heat flux from the interior as Velikovsky continues to claim." Morrison seems to assume that the geophysical principle of isostasy is inoperative on Venus- that the Earth's "sister planet" has grown a unified crust that acts as a global raft to support locally anomalous burdens. But his argument, which bears the heading, "A Coup de Grace to Internal Heat ... stand-in for the latter at McMaster University in June 1974, again finds it convenient to ignore the insulating properties of Venus' atmosphere. He also finds it advantageous to limit the temperature of the interior of Venus, 3000 years ago, to 2000 K, whereas most geophysicists would permit the Earth even today, perhaps billions of years after its formation, interior temperatures twice 2000 K. In any case, however, Morrison finds that in three millennia the newcomer, Venus, would have developed a crust at least one-quarter mile thick. ...
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... see that the closing events of the Hunter- Jaguar Deer story in the Popol Vuh closely resemble the corresponding events in Hamlet. It is almost as if Shakespeare had had the Quiche book at his elbow. We can also see that the Popol Vuh narrative is directly geophysical, anthropological and planetary in reference. It deals with worldwide events caused by disorders in the sky. If one wishes to suggest further planetary parallels between the Velikovskian and Popol Vuh scenarios, it is possible to do so. If Hunter and Jaguar Deer are the ... will rule. The firmament of the Popol Vuh, like the political firmament of Denmark, has undergone a radical transformation. The contest between the twins and the rulers of Hell, which was provoked by Hell's murder of 1 Hunter and 7 Hunter, has ended one geophysical-astronomical era and paved the way for the next. At the same time, down below on earth, the survivors in the Popol Vuh, who have entered the fourth creation, are literally struggling to emerge from the long night which began with the murder of 1 ...
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79. Science Frontiers 1977-1978 [Catastrophism Geology $]
... convinced that such animal behavior might help predict some of the larger earthquakes. Further research is being undertaken at the Institute of Biophysics in Peking and at Peking University. (Molnar, Peter, et al; "Prediction of the Haicheng Earthquake." EOS, American Geophysical Union, Transactions, 58:254-255, 1977. Short excerpt from a lengthy article.) LIGHTNING SUPERBOLTS DETECTED BY SATELLITES The Vela satellites carry optical sensors for the detection of terrestrial nuclear explosions. Four Vela satellites keep the entire Earth under constant surveillance. In ... the Madagascar micas. One implication: geological dating is all wrong! Ed.( Gentry, R. V., et al; "Implications on Unknown Radioactivity of Giant and Dwarf Haloes in Scandinavian Rocks", Nature, 274:457-459, 1978). GEOPHYSICS ANIMAL BEHAVIOR PRIOR TO THE HAICHENG EARTHQUAKE The catastrophic Chinese Haicheng earthquake of 1975 was preceded by many reports of unusual animal behavior. Beginning in December 1974, lay observers noted dazed rats and snakes that appeared to be "frozen" to the roads. In February ...
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... very shortly after being constructed. Clear, crude drawings and marks of the workers are left on its white limestone. Goneim offers no conclusion; to us the circumstances appear to have involved a rampant planet, a belief in the efficacy of pyramids against catastrophes and continual geophysical upsets, during which construction could not be carried out. Probably the pyramid belongs at the end of Jovean times. One may conjecture that the pyramid-building epoch began in the period of transition from Jupiter to Mercury, which probably lasted for centuries. The Great Pyramid ... in primitive times, a splendor out of the depths must once have so struck the eye that it perceived a world in the god and the god in the whole world." [45 We already have pointed out that Hermes was viewed as a sun. MERCURY'S GEOPHYSICS The planet Mercury possesses today some features that are less puzzling when viewed in the perspective of quantavolutionary primevalogy. It is a little-known planet and the recent discoveries concerning it are sometimes reported with exclamations of surprise. It is more dense than the Earth; probably it ...
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