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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby bboyer » Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:16 am

Cool. And, yes, I find these planetary hex's quite intriguing.

Happy New Year, to you too, Os.
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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby MGmirkin » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:40 pm

From another thread, Steve Smith (thank you, thank you!) offered these technical resources on plasma and EM field theory. They may be advanced beyond the layman level, but might still be of use, depending on how much of the material they still make "accessible" to a lay audience...

(The Physics of Plasmas)
http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/plasma/380.pdf

(Electromagnetic Field Theory)
http://www.plasma.uu.se/CED/Book/EMFT_Book.pdf

Related bits gleaned from the sites:

(Electromagnetism and Optics: An introductory course)
http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/302l/302l.html

(Classical Electromagnetism: An intermediate level course; the entry on magnetic monopoles is informative.)
http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/em/em.html

(Classical Electromagnetism: A Graduate Course)
http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/jk1/jk1.html

(Plasma Theory Group)
http://www.plasma.uu.se/

(Swedish Institute of Space Physics - Physics in Space)
http://www.physics.irfu.se/

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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby jjohnson » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:41 am

For a radio astronomy gallery (some in radio only; some in combined radio, IR, visual, etc., and a couple of fanciful superimposed illustrations) see the National Radio Astronomy Observatory site, http://www.nrao.edu/ Of particular interest regarding the electric cosmos, John Hibbard et al have compiled an interesting galley of HI Rogues, so-called rogue galaxies in Hydrogen 1 emission, generally with radio isophotes and usually accompanied by optical images to the same scale. Working date is 2001. Many ARP 'peculiar' galaxies and other objects. Find this compendium at http://www.nrao.edu/astrores/HIrogues/webGallery.html .
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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby bboyer » Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:24 pm

Perspectives on Plasmas - the fourth state of matter
http://www.plasmas.org/
http://www.plasmas.org/plasma-physics.htm
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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby jjohnson » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:26 pm

Here is another interesting, graphically illustrated demo of finding Birkeland currents (actually, wide current sheets) using the Iridium satellites back in the earlier 2000's. The piggybacking of the experiment onto the Iridium satellites is a pretty neat adventure in itself. The conclusions illustrate that some of NASA's affiliates (in this case Johns Hopkins University) aren't afraid to call things what they are and publish their results. I haven't seen this get much air time, however.

http://dysprosium.jhuapl.edu/introduction.html
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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby BABOafrica » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:53 am

Maybe I simply did not see it in your list, but there's a good website on the surface of the sun:

http://www.thesurfaceofthesun.com

It reviews the so-called "running difference" images processed from the Fe XII wavelength images taken by the SOHO.

This shows how, beneath the photosphere, there is a relatively stable iron layer rotating as a single unit. This contrasts with the way the photosphere exhibits a pattern of differential rotation.

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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby jjohnson » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:23 pm

BABO - I've read the Iron Sun a couple of times, but they lose me almost immediately when they speak of a "liquid plasma" of Neon, and a silicon layer. I will grant that we cannot peer very deep into the Sun past the photosphere, except perhaps in the cool darkness of sunspots, but there seems to be no observational, spectrographic evidence of single-element layers beneath the photosphere. Worse, plasma is a state of matter, the same matter which is composed of the normal elements found in the Periodic Table in three other states: liquid, gas and solid. Saying "liquid plasma" is like saying "gaseous solid" or "solid liquid". Maybe "Night of the Living Dead" comes closest to this oxymoronic silliness.
Pay it no mind. Read Don Scott's The Electric Sun.
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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby jjohnson » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:39 pm

Here's another older NASA website. This is the near-earth IMAGE mission, a large antenna system that viewed in UV the plasma regions and auroras. Interesting basic physics with some stitched together movies and papers, etc. There is no doubt that plasma research is the intent by these guys. A few of the conclusions (such as energy sources involving magnetic reconnection) give pause, but by and large it's a good site to leaf through and learn from.

http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetry/IMAGEdisc.html

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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby jjohnson » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:04 pm

The National Academies Press, which often has free PDF downloads of selected books, has an interesting e-book, Understanding the Sun and Solar System Plasmas, available at no cost at
http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11188&page=1
It is nicely illustrated and can help give a visual tour of various plasma phenomena in our very local universe. It is basically a mainstream viewpoint, but they are not shy about the plasma word. Unfortunately, they do not incorporate any electrical theory into their discussion, but it's a nice orientation. It is NOT an EU type publication, though, so don't expect that. You get what you pay for...

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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby jjohnson » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:39 pm

Miles Mathis has finally gotten his first book, The Un-unified Field: and other problems, published through authorhouse.com. Prices are reasonable, and include e-books, a soft-cover, and a hardbound book with a paper cover. It is a selection from his papers which can be read on the website, but it's nice to have a paper volume at hand for old guards like me.

More information also available on his web site on this release. If his sales are good, he would like to undertake a second volume, I am told, which I would likely also buy. If you like rolling logs over and exposing the stuff that often finds the light of day disagreeable, and have a a sense of humor about Miles' rants against consensus science and its foibles, errors and skullduggery, you should be reading every paper that comes out. We might well learn something from Miles' insistence on there being real causes for real happenings, not a bad attitude, coming from a theoretician! Whether he is right or not is sometimes besides the point. He exercises both his imagination and his tenacious insistence on accuracy in units, historical antecedents, and real, usually simple, math. Miles neither supports nor dismisses EU and plasma cosmology, lacking time and interest, but he is not dismissive of them, either. He just follows his own complex path, and is an absorbing writer.

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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby Phorce » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:03 am

Translated Russian astronomy papers.

Astronomy Reports, Editor-in-Chief: Alexander A. Boyarchuk

Free access to this journal until Dec 31st 2010

Found through MAIK “Nauka Interperiodica” and Pleiades Publishing.
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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby jjohnson » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:28 pm

Excellent find, Phorce! I've downloaded about 30 interesting-sounding PDFs to read "at my leisure".
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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby Phorce » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:46 am

Thanks. Check this one out as well.

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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby Phorce » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:18 pm

Here's another ... IEEE Xplore Digital Library - Delivering full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in engineering and technology. Lots of plasma Science and technology.
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