We Are Making History
April 8, 2011 • 11:07AM

Thursday's daylong series of panels at the European Geosciences Union's General Assembly in Vienna, chaired by Pier Francesco Biagi, Tommaso Maggipinto, and Masashi Hayakawa (the latter reportedly represented by a substitute because he had to remain behind in Japan), demonstrated that a collaborative network of earthquake scientists girdling the globe, is successfully applying Kepler's principle from his Harmonies of the World to the forecasting of earthquakes, despite the virtual ban pronounced against their work by genocidalist Barack Obama, and despite general refusal to fund it in the United States and Europe.

Abstracts of all of over a dozen of their presentations are available at http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2011/oral_programme/ 6660

Here are two of the most exciting and most indicative of the whole effort. A team led by Dimitar Ouzounov of Chapman University, California, and including representatives from Japan, from Taiwan, from NASA Goddard, along with France's Michel Parrot associated with the DEMETER satellite, gave a presentation titled, "Integrated Sensing, Analysis and Validation of Atmospheric Signals Associated with Major Earthquakes."

Their abstract reads, "The recent catastrophic earthquakes in Italy (April 2009), Haiti (January 2010) and Chile (February 2010) have provided renewed interest in the important question of the existence of signals prior to strong earthquakes. Latest studies (VESTO workshop, Japan 2009) have shown that there were precursory atmospheric signals observed on the ground and in space associated with several recent earthquakes. The major question, still widely debated in the scientific community, is whether such signals systematically precede major earthquakes. To address this problem we have started to study the anomalous atmospheric signals during the occurrence of large earthquakes.

"Our approach is based on integration of several physical and environmental parameters (thermal infrared radiation, electron concentration in the ionosphere, Radon/ion activities, air temperature and seismicity) that were found to be associated with earthquakes. We used satellite and ground observations and integrated them into the Lithosphere-Atmosphere-Ionosphere Coupling (LAIC) model. We performed hind-cast detection over three different high seismicity regions -- Taiwan, Japan and Kamchatka for the period of 2003-2009. We are using existing thermal satellite data (Aqua and POES); in situ atmospheric data (NOAA/NCEP); and ionospheric variability data (GPS/TEC and DEMETER). The first part of this validation included 102 major earthquakes (M>5.9): and five most recent global events for 2008-2010. Our initial results suggest a systematic appearance of atmospheric anomalies near the epicentral area, 1 to 5 days prior to the largest earthquake, which could be explained by a coupling process between the observed physical parameters, and the earthquake preparation processes."

A team led by Gerald Duma of Vienna and including Friedemann Freund of NASA's Ames Research Center, Max Lazarus of Lancaster, UK, and Robert Dahlgren of Lisbon, presented what they modestly call, "New Results On The Solar Impact On Global Seismicity," a breakthrough in the solar-geomagnetic determination of earthquakes, in the direction pointed to by recent LPAC videos.

Their abstract says: "Seismicity in the Earth's crust exhibits a remarkable and systematic diurnal and seasonal dependence (e.g., Conrad, 1932; Duma & Vilardo, 1998; Duma & Ruzhin, 2002; Lipovics, 2005; Schekotov et al., 2005). Since such a correlation can only be caused by the sun's activity, we are obviously faced here with a powerful solar-terrestrial coupling mechanism. This is confirmed by reports, which indicate that the earthquake activity varies in the same 11 yr cycle as in the sunspots, too.

"In particular the regular solar-induced daily and seasonal magnetic variations, recorded at geomagnetic observatories, correlate with high significance with the regional diurnal and seasonal cycles of seismic activity (Duma & Freund, 2008; Rabeh, 2010). This points to a strong electromagnetic interaction affecting the seismogenic zones in the Earth's lithosphere.

"To study the solar impact on seismicity more closely we compare the magnetic index Kp with the seismic energy released over wide seismically active regions. Kp characterises the planetary magnetic field disturbances, mainly caused by solar particle radiation, the solar wind. Kp indices, given as 3-hr averages, have been continuously published by ISGI, France, since 1932.

"Our study covers three regions of continental size, using the USGS (PDE) earthquake catalogue. For latitudes between 35 and 60 N a highly significant correlation was found to exist between Kp and the annual seismic energy release. For the period 1974-2009 the Kp cycles follow the 10-11 year sunspot cycles, but with a delay of about 3 years, and the seismicity closely follows the Kp cycles.

"As to the North American continent, the total amount of seismic energy released per year changes with Kp by a factor up to 100. For instance, during years of high Kp there were up to one M7, four M6 and thirty M5 events/yr compared to only about ten M5 events in years with the lowest Kp.

"For the South American continent the seismicity also clearly follows the Kp cycles but the number of events during Kp maxima are about twice as high as that for North America. The same holds true for the entire Eurasian continent. In all regions, the strongest events M6, M7 and M8 appear to occur mainly during Kp maxima.

"Three possible triggering mechanisms have been considered to address the coupling between the solar-induced geomagnetic variations and mechanical forces acting on the lithosphere: (1) Lorentz forces, (2) magnetostriction, (3) the Einstein-De Haas effect.

"We propose that these are geodynamic processes, which are generally valid and applicable to nearly all main seismically active regions on the globe. The results presented here add a novel aspect to the probability of strong earthquake occurrence and their hazard assessment."

And these two contributions are only indicative!

Thousands of scientists from around the world are present in Vienna, as is a delegation from the LYM; Obama and the liars will not be able to cover this up. History is being made, and we are leading the way.