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Atmosphere Above Japan Heated Rapidly Before M9 Earthquake
05-20-2011, 03:58 AM,
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Atmosphere Above Japan Heated Rapidly Before M9 Earthquake
Atmosphere Above Japan Heated Rapidly Before M9 Earthquake
Infrared emissions above the epicenter increased dramatically in the days before the devastating earthquake in Japan, say scientists.
kfc, The arXiv Blog, 18 May, 2011

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Geologists have long puzzled over anecdotal reports of strange atmospheric phenomena in the days before big earthquakes. But good data to back up these stories has been hard to come by.

In recent years, however, various teams have set up atmospheric monitoring stations in earthquake zones and a number of satellites are capable of sending back data about the state of the upper atmosphere and the ionosphere during an earthquake.

Last year, we looked at some fascinating data from the DEMETER spacecraft showing a significant increase in ultra-low frequency radio signals before the magnitude 7 Haiti earthquake in January 2010

Today, Dimitar Ouzounov at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland and a few buddies present the data from the Great Tohoku earthquake which devastated Japan on 11 March. Their results, although preliminary, are eye-opening.

They say that before the M9 earthquake, the total electron content of the ionosphere increased dramatically over the epicentre, reaching a maximum three days before the quake struck.

At the same time, satellite observations showed a big increase in infrared emissions from above the epicentre, which peaked in the hours before the quake. In other words, the atmosphere was heating up.

These kinds of observations are consistent with an idea called the Lithosphere-Atmosphere-Ionosphere Coupling mechanism. The thinking is that in the days before an earthquake, the great stresses in a fault as it is about to give cause the releases large amounts of radon.

The radioactivity from this gas ionises the air on a large scale and this has a number of knock on effects. Since water molecules are attracted to ions in the air, ionisation triggers the large scale condensation of water.

But the process of condensation also releases heat and it is this that causes infrared emissions. "Our first results show that on March 8th a rapid increase of emitted infrared radiation was observed from the satellite data," say Ouzounov and co.

These emissions go on to effect the ionosphere and its total electron content.

It certainly makes sense that the lithosphere, atmosphere and ionosphere are coupled in a way that can be measured when one of them is perturbed. The question is to what extent the new evidence backs up this idea.

The Japan earthquake is the largest to have struck the island in modern times and will certainly turn out to be among the best studied. If good evidence of this relationship doesn't emerge from this data, other opportunities will be few and far between.

Ref: arxiv.org/abs/1105.2841: Atmosphere-Ionosphere Response to the M9 Tohoku Earthquake Revealed by Joined Satellite and Ground Observations. Preliminary Results.
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05-20-2011, 10:47 AM,
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RE: Atmosphere Above Japan Heated Rapidly Before M9 Earthquake
One more thing pointing to HAARP...
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05-20-2011, 12:03 PM,
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RE: Atmosphere Above Japan Heated Rapidly Before M9 Earthquake
I hate to paint guilt by association but this study was done by the following people with some interesting associations. Hardly an independent study. NASA has been known to mess up numbers before in favour of certain agendas (see Global Warming). The Russians are quick to blame American HAARP stations for just about everything.

I'd look closer at the data (if you can even trust that) then examine the methodology.

Quote:Dimitar Ouzounov1,2, Sergey Pulinets3,5 , Alexey Romanov4, Alexander Romanov4, Konstantin Tsybulya3, Dimitri Davidenko3, Menas Kafatos1 and Patrick Taylor 2

1 Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866, USA
2 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
3 Institute of Applied Geophysics, Rostokinskaya str., 9, Moscow, 129128, Russia
4 Russian Space Systems, 53 Aviamotornya Str, Moscow, 111250, Russia
5 Space Research Institute RAS, Profsoyuznaya str. 84/32, Moscow 117997, Russia

.. not ruling out the ionospheric heaters since there are what 17 or is it 94 stations around the globe?

What else could be causal though if the data is accurate? Perhaps a carefully placed explosive device on the plateau to collapse Japan?

Highly speculative, yes, but so is this entire report.

Here's the blip in the Alaska HAARP station's monitoring of spectral data on the 3rd. Any correlation? I don't really understand what it was recording.
http://concen.org/forum/showthread.php?tid=38585&pid=214270#pid214270

The 8th and 11th look pretty normal to a layman eye but maybe that really has nothing to do with it.

The 3rd does come into play in the report though.

Quote:From March 3‐11 a large increase in electron concentration was recorded at all four Japanese ground based ionosondes, which return to normal after the main earthquake.
(Pg 1)


Quote:The possibility of a mega-earthquake in Miyagi prefecture was initially
discussed by Kanamori et al. (2006). Strong earthquakes in this region were recorded
since 1793 with average period of 37 ± 7 years. The latest great Tohoku earthquake
matched this reoccurrence period since the last one occurred in 1978.
The observational evidence, from the last twenty years, provides a significant pattern of
transient anomalies preceding earthquakes (Tronin et al., 2002; Liu et al., 2004; Pulinets
and Boyarchuk, 2004; Tramutoli et al., 2004, Parrot 2009, Oyama 2011). Several
indicate that atmospheric variability was also detected prior to an earthquake. Despite
these pre-earthquake atmospheric transient phenomenon (Ouzounov et al., 2007; Inan et
al., 2008; Němec et al., 2009; Kon et al., 2011), there is still lack of consistent data
necessary to understanding the connection between atmospheric and ionospheric
associated with major earthquakes
. In this present report we analyzed ground and satellite
data to study the relationship between the atmospheric and ionospheric and the March 11
Tohoku earthquake.
(pg 2)




The report states that the increased solar activity could be the cause for the increased ion density and the ground stations in Japan. March the 8th accounted for anomalous data but how correlative is that exactly? They say the preliminary findings are not conclusive. How often does anomalous data show up? That is omitted from the report altogether. There is also speculation in the report that the pre-earthquake activity could have been causal to the increased radon and thus the atmospheric heating (pg 7).

NOAA supplied the OLR data which the results was founded on and they are famous for cherry picking results*.

*Climategate: CRU Was But the Tip of the Iceberg - NASA, WWF, IPCC, NIWA, GISS & NOAA Evidence Mounts
http://concen.org/forum/showthread.php?tid=31158&highlight=NOAA

Garbage in, Garbage out. Take it with a grain of salt.


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05-20-2011, 12:09 PM,
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RE: Atmosphere Above Japan Heated Rapidly Before M9 Earthquake
(05-20-2011, 12:03 PM)FastTadpole Wrote: Garbage in, Garbage out. Take it with a grain of salt.

Correlation and causation are moot points when I've got a few bequerels of neutrons SHOOTING THROUGH my lungs, tummy and other organs. Sad

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05-20-2011, 12:29 PM,
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RE: Atmosphere Above Japan Heated Rapidly Before M9 Earthquake
This is happening in Japan, not Calgary but we're inundated with much larger doses of radiation in our daily modern lives, of microwaves, cell phones, electricity, x-ray backscatter vans, wireless and nuclear arms testing. Nuclear power is far down my worry list, after heart attacks, respiratory disease, traffic accidents, pissed off bears, drunk people, pissed people, drunk bears and about 100 other things like getting taxed and monitored to death for 'clean' energy. The Sun and natural radon put out a lot of radiation too.

But yeah there are better ways to get energy such as geothermal. But that's been nixed cuz it can cause earthquakes. The irony.
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05-20-2011, 12:36 PM,
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RE: Atmosphere Above Japan Heated Rapidly Before M9 Earthquake
(05-20-2011, 12:29 PM)FastTadpole Wrote: The Sun and natural radon put out a lot of radiation too.

The Sun isn't wafting alpha and beta particles thru my breathing air tho...
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05-20-2011, 12:57 PM,
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RE: Atmosphere Above Japan Heated Rapidly Before M9 Earthquake
Actually yes they do.

Quote:Alpha particles may be loosely used as a term when referring to stellar helium nuclei reactions (for example the alpha processes), and even when they occur as components of cosmic rays.
~wiki

But our rays are hardly cosmic when they get filtered through the ozone layer and whatever else comes between us and the raw sun.

Back on topic .. so it doesn't matter if it was or wasn't HAARP. GE reactors built on fault lines that erupt in a major way every 23-37 years are a bad idea - we agree on that much.

As for all other forms of nuclear well that's a toughie it does have potential to solve any energy needs in certain situations and geolocations given certain implementations of installation given the successful demonstration by the Indian nation. No need for widespread demonization of all forms of the innovation.

As for HAARPish effects I think it's an overblown concept and there are a lot more in our face issues. Yes I'd prefer it if they were torn down, maybe one or two for research purposes only and they'd have to be transparent and accountable. It'd be handy if they shared their deep underground tomography results than we could take an accurate account of our resources such as oil, minerals and water and maybe find out where all those underground bases are. After all we paid for the blasted project.
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05-20-2011, 01:16 PM,
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RE: Atmosphere Above Japan Heated Rapidly Before M9 Earthquake
(05-20-2011, 12:57 PM)FastTadpole Wrote: Actually yes they do.

Quote:Alpha particles may be loosely used as a term when referring to stellar helium nuclei reactions (for example the alpha processes), and even when they occur as components of cosmic rays.
~wiki

But our rays are hardly cosmic when they get filtered through the ozone layer and whatever else comes between us and the raw sun.

Well correct me if I'm wrong, but after listening to Arnie Gundersen, (you've likely seen his 'shima clips by now) I was under the impression that gamma rays were more like RF waves, that is to say, in the EM/RF spectrum, whereas beta/alpha particles were technically matter like a photon?

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05-20-2011, 04:22 PM,
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RE: Atmosphere Above Japan Heated Rapidly Before M9 Earthquake
Radioactive cesium and strontium are very bad for your health if you inhale or ingest them. Plutonium is deadly - a single particle is a guarantee of getting cancer. Northern Japan is now a fucking death trap because of nukes.

I could go on, but I don't really want to say much more, except that playing with nuclear material is utter madness.
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