Dr. Pal Brekke, Friday, 5-22-15 May 23, 2015Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: "Northern Lights - a Magic Experience DVD, atmosphere, Carrington Effect, CMEs, comic rays, coronal holes, Dr. Pal Brekke, Earth's climate, gravitational lens, magnetosphere, Northern Lights, Northern Lights mythology, Northern Lights photography, Northern Lights tourism, SOHO, solar probes, solar research, solar weather, Southern Lights, space weather, Sun, sun's lifespan., sunspots
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Dr. Pal Brekke, Friday, 5-22-15
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If you rate shows on live365.com, email me your rating reasons to help improve the showGuest: Dr. Pal Brekke. Topics: The Northern Nights and solar activity. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience.
We welcomed back Dr. Pal Brekke to discuss the Northern Lights, his new documentary video on the Northern Lights, and solar activity. During our one hour show, we started with the Northern Lights and his video, “Northern Lights-a Magic Experience DVD.” You can see the trailer to the video and order it at www.solarmax.no/Aurora/DVD.html. Dr. Brekke introduced us to the Northern Lights, talked about Northern Lights tourism, and where the best locations are to see them and during what season. Our guest was asked about the same thing happening in the southern hemisphere and he said yes, the Southern Lights or Polar Lights. Not only did Dr. Brekke talk about his documentary video but we discussed some of the mythology associated with the Northern Lights, mostly on the fear side of things. Dr. Brekke then talked about how the Northern Lights can move south, sometimes even being visible as far south as Florida. He then explained why this happens re the solar wind putting pressure on Earth’s magnetosphere. Our guest was asked about the various colors in the lights and he explained it using a neon tube for advertising purposes as an example. B John asked a series of questions including one about telescopes and gravitational lenses. We then switched over to talk about sunspots, CMEs and the 11 year solar cycle. A listener asked Dr. Brekke to explain solar weather and space weather, then Dr. Brekke was asked if Earth’s climate is impacted by sunspots and if so, how. Don’t miss this discussion. Jack sent in a question asking how close one can get to the sun without feeling the intense temperatures or having hardware destroyed. You will be surprised by what Dr. Brekke said in response to this question so don’t miss it. Our next topic included short comments on existing and future solar missions planned from Europe and the U.S. B John then asked about a possible repeat of the Carrington Effect and what that might mean for Earth based and orbiting electronic hardware. Dr. Brekke had much to say about such an event and the potential damage that could happen were another Carrington Effect realized. Near the end of our discussion, a listener asked our guest how best to take photos of the Northern Lights. He suggested using an SLR type camera, not a point and shoot or cell phone camera, use a tripod, a low f stop and a very high ISS setting. He then touted the Sony A7S camera. Before our discussion ended, our guest was asked about the best tools for solar research over the past decades and most important findings. Again, don’t miss his answer. As the show was about to end, the final listener question was how scientists predict how much life is left for our sun. Wait till you hear how much hydrogen the sun burns every second!
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Dr. Jack Zirker, Friday, 1-10-14 January 11, 2014Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " internal waves, "The Science of Ocean Waves: Ripples, and Stormy Seas, Atlantic Ocean, CMEs, Dr. Jack Zirker, earthquakes, El Nino, freak waves, Humboldt Current, Indian Ocean, oceanography, Pacific Ocean, rogue waves, satellite wave tracking, solar flares, storm waves, surfing waves, tides, tsunami mitigation strategy, Tsunamis, Walter Monk, wave action electrical power, wave action renewable energy., wave forecasting
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We welcomed back Dr. Jack Zirker to the show to discuss his new book, “The Science of Ocean Waves: Ripples, Tsunamis, and Stormy Seas.” Please note that this was a one hour one segment discussion. Dr. Zirker started our discussion by letting us know why he wrote this book and he told us about this interest in ocean waves. We covered many interesting topics including rogue and freak waves, 60-70 feet huge waves with the energy to cause lots of damage, tsunamis, currents, tides, and more. Listeners asked him several email questions while our guest described the wave process, wave movement, wave tipping over and breaking. We talked about tsunami movement across the oceans, the speeds at which a tsunami wave travels, and what you would feel if you were on a boat/ship in the open ocean and the tsunami wave moved by you. Our guest explained why these waves are so destructive. Dr. Zirker talked about the early science, oceanography, and forecasting work of Walter Monk, including his WW2 contribution in which he had to forecast wind and water movement to safely allow landing boats to make it to shore for D-Day. Don’t miss this story. Listeners wanted to know about using wave energy as a source for renewable energy. Dr. Zirker described some projects around the world to experiment with this, plus he described the different types of equipment being used and considered for making this happen. We talked about large waves off the coat of Africa and also in the North Atlantic and North Sea , plus the Pacific Ocean. Listeners also wanted to know the relationship of space to oceanography and research. As you will hear, satellites are capable of tracking and providing information on a wide range of ocean issues and topics. One listener question inquired about tides for use in sustainable power generation projects . Dr. Zirker then told us about a French tide project that has been ongoing since the 1960’s. Toward the end we compared the research fields and dollars going into the oceans and space. You might be surprised by what our guest had to say about this.
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