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28 December 2008 @ 04:01 pm
The simplest explanation is the most scientific: oldest oral tales 2  
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2008/12/16/earths-ionosphere-drops-to-a-new-low/
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2008/08/31/sun-has-first-spotless-calendar-month-since-1913/

Greater/lesser Greenhouse Cycles and the Sun's CO2 & water vapor escape valve

The slowing of the equatorial plasma belt of the sun (concomitant reduction of sunspot activity) is a product of cyclical changes in its mass and consequently its gravity. The slowing of the plasma conveyor belt thus means the sun is retaining more energy and that the earth is receiving much less solar energy.

Changes to solar gravity are also pushing the earth out of its generally warm climate orbit around the sun. Future physicisits/ geologists will conclusively confirm that the great Indonesian Tsunami producing earthquake resulted from the accumulating stress brought on by changes to gravity within the heliosheath. *We will witness significant mountain building and more fierce earthquakes during this era of increasing gravitational solar forcing*

The height of the ionosphere/space transition is controlled in part by the amount of extreme ultraviolet energy emitted by the Sun and a somewhat contracted ionosphere could have been expected because C/NOFS was launched during a minimum in the 11-year cycle of solar activity. However, the size of the actual contraction caught investigators by surprise. Observations made by NASA instruments onboard an Air Force satellite have shown that the boundary between the Earth’s upper atmosphere and space has moved to extraordinarily low altitudes. These observations were made by the Coupled Ion Neutral Dynamics Investigation (CINDI) instrument suite, which was launched aboard the U.S. Air Force’s Communication/Navigation Outage Forecast System (C/NOFS) satellite on April 16, 2008.The CINDI suite, which was built under the direction Principal Investigator Rod Heelis of the University of Texas at Dallas, includes both ion and neutral sensors and makes measurements of the variations in neutral and ion densities and drifts. CINDI and C/NOFS were designed to study disturbances in Earth’s ionosphere that can result in a disruption of navigation and communication signals. The ionosphere is a gaseous envelope of electrically charged particles that surrounds our planet and it is important because Radar, radio waves, and global positioning system signals can be disrupted by ionospheric disturbances.>CINDI’s first discovery was, however, that the ionosphere was not where it had been expected to be. During the first months of CINDI operations the transition between the ionosphere and space was found to be at about 260 miles (420 km) altitude during the nighttime, barely rising above 500 miles (800 km) during the day. These altitudes were extraordinarily low compared with the more typical values of 400 miles (640 km) during the nighttime and 600 miles (960 km) during the day.

Who needs the Sun to be Happy?
Chart sunspot cylces to significant volcanic activity....? Kuiper belt link for the biggest?

Sunspot Cycles and the Earth's Ionosphere (the last peak of our & proceeding lifetimes(<avg) '11-13)