Geophysics

1810 Submissions

[3] viXra:1810.0480 [pdf] submitted on 2018-10-28 09:57:21

Phase Inversion of the 3S2 Oscillation of the Earth

Authors: Herbert Weidner
Comments: 8 Pages.

The analysis of the gravitational data from 2004 and 2011 consistently shows regular phase reversal at intervals of around 50 hours. The four-leaf directional pattern rotates in 200 hours westwards around the N-S axis of the earth. The supposed "anomalous splitting" of 3S2 is a measurement error, caused by wrongly chosen parameters of the Fourier transformation.
Category: Geophysics

[2] viXra:1810.0461 [pdf] submitted on 2018-10-27 08:24:57

Co2 Flush Rates After Soil Crumbling as Related to Soil Carbon Pools and Soil Fragmentation Characteristics

Authors: Magnus Carlsson, Olof Andrén, Vera Kainiemi, Thomas Kätterer
Comments: 9 Pages.

Sensible use of tillage requires knowledge about different aspects of soil crumbling. Decisions of best management practices must be based on complex considerations regarding e.g. effective tractor use, long-term soil health, etc. Research on soil carbon fluxes in tilled soils is an area of investigation which has received much attention recently, but ideally it should be approached in a combined bio-physical manner. We conducted studies on respiration from freshly fragmented clay soil in different aggregate size fractions with help of a multi-channel respirometer. The fragmented soil was characterized in terms of different soil carbon pools. The physical fragmentation itself was characterized in a manner that should be relevant to the three existing ways of relating use of a specific tool configuration to physical outcome of the operation, namely soil mechanical tillage experiments in situ, tests in soil bins and computational soil mechanics. Linear regressions showed that higher specific aggregate surface area, more free organic C per dry soil and more occluded C per dry soil led to higher soil respiration rates.
Category: Geophysics

[1] viXra:1810.0404 [pdf] submitted on 2018-10-24 22:26:33

Ball Lightning as a Hot, Highly Charged, Sphere of Air.

Authors: Chris Allen Broka
Comments: 13 Pages. The Supplementary material may be accessed by emailing the author.

An exceptionally simple model of ball lightning is proposed that describes it as a highly charged sphere of hot, conductive, air surrounded by colder air. This conductive sphere possesses a net excess of charge. This charge will create a corona discharge that will heat the surrounding air thus maintaining the temperature of the ball itself. Numerical simulations are presented which give results that would appear to agree with what many witnesses have reported. It is argued that such spheres are likely positively charged.
Category: Geophysics