In the first two parts of this presentation, Thunderbolts contributor Andrew Hall laid a theoretical foundation for a new understanding of the spectacular atmospheric and weather phenomena seen throughout the solar system. The electromagnetic nature of countless of these phenomena is no longer debated, but the underlying mechanisms are.
In the previous episode, in his exploration of the spectacular electrical energies displayed at Jupiter, Andy introduced a type of self-generating electrical phenomenon in nature called a ring current, the simplest form of electrical circuit that may actually drive much of the Jovian weather. Today, Andrew shifts his focus to our own planet, and the possible role of ring currents behind the most awesome and frightening weather on our world today.
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