Donald Scott: Tracking Birkeland Currents in Earth’s Atmosphere | Space News

Our planet’s atmosphere is home to extraordinary electrical activity. As we’ve noted, retired professor of electrical engineering Dr. Donald Scott developed a mathematical model of the structure of a Birkeland current, which can be identified visually as counterrotating cylinders. We have suggested that the counterrotation clearly seen at the poles of Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and in the earthly aurorae are the consistent indicators of the Birkeland current’s influences. Today, Dr. Scott invites the electric universe community to explore the ways one might actually be able to track live the presence of Birkeland currents in Earth’s atmosphere.

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