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The Dansgaard Oeschger oscillations
During the extremely weak conditions in the galaxy that enable the ice ages on earth, the Sun remains constantly active only during the timeframe of the interglacial pulses. In the interglacial timeframe the solar system is in its high-power mode.
During the long glacial periods, however, between the warm and sunny interglacial pulses, large climate fluctuations have occurred that are named Dansgaard-Oeschger oscillations in honour of the discoverers of them.
These are large climate fluctuations, in the range between 20 to 40 times that of the Little Ice Age cooling. These large oscillations dominate the climate landscape all the way through the Ice Age glaciation periods. These enormously massive climate events were evidently caused by the Sun turning on and off periodically, rather than by ocean current fluctuations.
The Dansgaard-Oeschger oscillations, which have been discovered in ice core samples in Greenland, were apparently gigantic events that pale all the climate events in experienced history into insignificance.
The oscillations that have apparently spanned all the modern ice ages, may have prevented the Earth from freezing up completely, as it may have had in distant time roughly 700 million years ago, when the entire Earth became a snowball and remained frozen for tens of millions of years.
While the snowball-Earth concept is just a theory based on records laid up in fossils, the last four glaciation periods, that were discovered with oxygen-18 isotope measurements, coincident with data in fossils, were evidently real. It is known, for example, that the deep glaciation that occurred around 445 million years ago, was so severe at the time that half of all species of life that were known to exist at the time, became extinct. The extinction occurred not on land, but in the oceans. Life on land did not exist at the time. It evidently takes enormously massive climate events to affect the oceans so severely that half of all species living in the oceans were unable to survive. The result is referred to as the Ordo ician extinction event.
The enormous rise and fall of sea-levels that occur during glaciation conditions, which had repeated exposed and flooded large areas, may have sufficiently altered the habitats to exterminate many a long-established species.
In modern time, during the last glaciation period, which is generally called the Ice Age, the ocean levels dropped 400 feet as the water became piled up on land in the form of Ice, over 10,000 feet deep, and remained frozen there. No evidence is known that the Dansgaard-Oeschger oscillations had caused sea-level fluctuations.
The oscillation pulses were evidently too short in duration to cause significant melting. They were primarily fluctuations between extremely cold climates and not quite as cold climates. It appears that some of the pulses came close to the interglacial level, but remained still below it. The cause for the pulses remains largely a puzzle, as their existence doesn't fit into the widely accepted Ice Age model where climate fluctuations are believed to be caused by three overlapping, long-term fluctuations of the orbit of the Earth around the Sun, which are termed the Milankovitch Cycles in honour of the man who pioneered the concept.
The Serbian geophysicist and astronomer Milutin Milankovich combined the 26,000-year precession cycle of the spin axis of the Earth, and the minute 41,000-year shifting of the spin-angle, with the 100,000-years cycle of the shifting eccentricity of the Earth orbit around the Sun, and theorized that the overlapping of these cycles, which cause minor variations in the seasonal and hemispheric distribution of the radiation of the Sun, causes Ice Ages to occur. This is the most elegant theory that has ever been put forth to explain the occurrence of ice ages under a constant Sun.
The problem with the theory is that the total amount of solar energy received remains always the same, no matter how the Earth's spin axis is shifting, and the eccentricity of its orbit varies.
Another problem with the theory is, that the mathematically computed theatrical cause, doesn't match the measured ice core data, which renders the cycles to be subsequent phenomena of the astrophysical dynamics that cause the ice ages, rather than being causative for them. Sometimes the computed cause lags the events by 10,000 years, and sometimes precedes it by 10,000 years, as shown in the deviations presented in brown.
Of course, when it comes to the big Dansgaard-Oeschger oscillations that are able to spike in the range of decades and occur in intervals spaced 1470 years, the orbital cycles theory falls totally flat. A total of 25 such events have been identified in the ice core data. Unfortunately the Dansgaard-Oeschger oscillations hadn't been discovered at the time when the Milankovich cycles theory was invented. The Dansgaard-Oeschger oscillations were only recently discovered, when the very-deep drilling through the Greenland ice sheet was undertaken.
These drilling projects are not small undertakings. The Greenland Ice Core Project, named GRIP, was a multinational European research project, organized through the European Science Foundation. The funding came from 8 nations, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, and from the European Union.
The GRIP project drilled out a 3028-metre ice core, from a summit of the ice sheet in Central Greenland, to bed rock. It took 4 years to drill this ice core, from 1989 to 1992. The oscillations were discovered in this ice core, with obviously no small surprise.
For numerous reasons the drilling was repeated with another 4-year effort. Another drilling was started a long distance further North, near the 75 degree latitute. It was started in 1999. Bedrock was reached in 2003 The drilling site and the new project was named the North Greenland Ice Core Project, or NGRIP for short. The drilling at this new site is significant in that it penetrated deeper and thereby into earlier ice, reaching back all the way into the previous interglacial period.
The new drilling confirmed that the Dansgaard-Oeschger oscillations were not a freak anomaly. Both the GRIP and NGRIP results are shown here, combined in different colors.
When one overlays the Greenland ice core data, with that of Antarctica, the rapid oscillations appear washed out, so that only the major trends show up in Antarctica. The reason for the difference is that Antarctica is an ice desert with extremely little precipitation whereby the fine details are lost in the coarser resolution.
It is not widely recognized that Antarctica is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on Earth, with average 'winter' temperatures below minus 60 degrees Celsius, with the coldest temperature recorded at minus 89 degrees, that's minus 129 degrees Farenheit.
The snowfall there is as minuscule there as the rain in the Sahara. It may be for the lacking depth of resolution that the details in Antarctica are measured in ratios of heavy hydrogen, H-2 isotopes, while in Greenland the measurements are made in ratios of the heavy oxygen-18 isotope..
In comparison with Antarctica, Greenland is a wet place. The same depth of ice that on Greenland covers up to 120,000 years, covers in Antarctica a range of over 450,000 years.
Some ice cores go back in time up to 740,000 years, as at the EPICA drilling site. The European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica, drilled out an ice core that goes back in time 740,000 years and reveals 8 previous glaciation cycles. The project was completed in December 2004, just slightly over a decade ago.
The high compaction of the ice in Antarctica all adds up to corresponding differences in the resolution of details.
The bottom line is, as the high resolution data from Greenland from multiple drilling sites indicates, the Dansgaard-Oeschger oscillations are very real.
They are real. They are very big. And they are an enigma outside the recognition of the Sun, as being a plasma star that is able to go inactive periodically. In fact, the very existence of the oscillations proves the Sun to be an electric star, because nothing else has the enormous on-off capability that we see reflected in the historic measurements for the climate on Earth.
As I said before, researchers have identified 25 major Dansgaard-Oeschger pulses, spaced 1470 years on average. It might be possible that these pulses can become significant as points of reference for determining the next potential cut-off point for the Primer Fields, and with them the powered Sun.
We can make a reasonable determination by looking at the last three of the Dansgaard-Oeschger events that occurred at the end of the most recent Ice Age.
We see evidence of three such events there, spaced 1470 years apart. The first started with a major upswing, followed by a down slope. The second event started on the down slope, but was of short duration. The last upswing was much larger again, and it didn't collapse this time, but unfolded further into the interglacial periode.
If we run the clock forward from these three steps, in steps of 1470 years, then the most recent Dansgaard-Oeschger event should have occurred roughly two to three hundred years ago. This happens to be the point in time where we see the Little Ice Age ending, and the Great Global Warming beginning.
With this coincidence in mind, a high probability exists therefore that the cosmic invigorating of the Sun and the warming of the world that broke us out of the Little Ice Age, may have been a Dansgaard-Oeschger event.
If this is so, the Dansgaard-Oeschger pulse at this time, becoming active in the 1700s, may have saved civilization, and humanity with it. It may have saved us by preventing the collapse of the Little Ice Age into the next big Ice Age. It overshadowed the down-ramping with a major steep up-ramping in solar activity.
The previous Dansgaard-Oeschger event, which would have occurred 1470 years earlier, takes us back to 1770 years before the present, to the peak time between the Roman Warming, and the Medieval Warming, which had ended steeply, causing the deep low of the Oort Minimum.
If the current Dansgaard-Oeschger pulse ends in the same manner that the previous one had ended, humanity will be in deep trouble, because nothing has been prepared for the kind of world that we will then have to live in. But that's what we see unfolding, resulting from diminishing plasma density from interstellar space that we see reflected in collapsing sunspot numbers, diminishing solar activity, and diminishing solar-wind pressure, and so on.
The 1470-years resonance of the Dansgaard-Oeschger oscillations suggests that the electromagnetic system that focuses interstellar plasma onto the Sun is likely a two-fold nested system of Primer Fields, an inner system and an outer system. The inner system with a resonance of 22 years, would comprise the solar system and the heliosphere. The inner system, in turn, would be the focal point of the outer system that would have to be more than 50 times larger and have a 1470-years resonance. This outer system would become the dominant system during the weak time of the glaciation periods. The theorized inner Oort Cloud could meet this pre-staging requirement with a 1470-years resonance cycle. The Dansgaard-Oeschger oscillations, which are very real, may one day be seen as tangible evidence for the existence of the inner Oort Cloud. Actually, it would be surprising if this type of evidence didn't exist.
The inner cloud itself may be but the nested focal point of still another larger set of primer fields. This means that the plasma that is focused on our Sun may be supplied by a three-fold nested system of Primer Fields, of which only the innermost is subject to becoming inactive during the glaciation periods, with the resonance of the inner Oort Cloud supplying the recovery pulses that we see in the form of the Dansgaard-Oeschger oscillations in ice core samples, and so on.
If the Oort clouds are real, which they appear to be for numerous reasons, because nothing except the electromagnetic forces of the operation of primer fields would keep the space junk and comets that the clouds are made of in their distant place and centered on the Sun.
Evermore evidence keeps coming to light for the dynamics of the plasma powered external-fusion Sun. What we find here is ultimately our salvation, especially for the immediate times ahead. the plasma streams that power the Sun, which also extend to the Earth to some degree, may soon be required to power the human economy.
The cosmic plasma streams are not entropic. They are not subject to resource depletion. They are only subject to electric resonance fluctuations. They are inherently self-renewing from the energetic nature of space itself.
The all-pervading plasma streams appear to be unfolding along the line of the 'Explicate Order' that David Bohm had referred to, with his revolutionary concept of universal energy, that all the energies expressed in the universe are but ripples of.
David Bohm is the man whom Einstein had once referred to as his successor.
Whatever the case may be, plasma in space is not a fuel that is used up, but is anti-entropic in nature as David Bohm saw the energy background in the universe, which renders energy a dynamic part of the universe itself. The energy background in the universe may be the determining factor that limits the propagation speed of light that nothing supersedes, that even the neutrinos that penetrate everything, including the Earth itself, are bound to.
All the energy resources that are presently used to power our economies, are generated with fuels that are fast becoming depleted. Oil, gas, coal, even nuclear power fuels, are all finite resources subject to depletion. A large portion will become inaccessible when the next Ice Age begins, and those that remain accessible will be gone in a few decades, and for some types, in a few hundred years. Windmills and solar cells fall by the wayside then. All that we have remaining then to fall back on, is cosmic electric energy that may be drawn from plasma in space.
Without the utilization of cosmic energy to drive our economy, we are as good as dead. A large civilization requires large energy resources. The few recourses that we have left in the form of fuels won't last a thousand years, much less for 90,000 years till the end of the coming Ice Age, and for the millions of years thereafter that we expect to exist on the Earth. We really have no choice then, except to master the utilization of the cosmic energy system that nothing can deplete.
An interface to the cosmic power grid is already been made visible technologically, and exist in the form of two plasma bands encircling the Earth.
Similar bands of electric activity concentration are evident on the face of the Sun in UV light. the universe is a vast sea of energy utilization. Our galaxy of 400 billion stars is powered by cosmic energy resources, and likewise are the hundredth of billions of galaxies that exist. Energy is the 'trade name' of the universe. The universe is the product of energy. Some day we will learn that we are a part of it and open ourselves up to it. If we fail on this front we will die when the phase shift begins that will dim our Sun.
So, let's stop playing those silly and dangerous games that we play, like wars, looting, depopulation, nuclear terror threats, and global warming scares. The universe has called us to attention. The time for the phase shift is getting nearer.
The movement towards the phase shift appears to have begun in earnest in the late 1990s. On-the-ground measurements of soil temperatures at the Solar Terrestrial Institute in Irkutsk in southern Siberia, saw a steep decline in annual average temperatures beginning in 1998 of almost two degrees over the span of 4 years. That's huge.
NASA's Ulysses spacecraft saw the solar-wind pressure diminishing by 30% over 10 years, likewise from 1998 on. This too, is huge for such a short time frame.
Similarly did we see the start of a steep decline of the sunspot cycles after the 1990s, which reflect the diminishing intensity of solar activity.
Something big is in the making, and it isn't pretty.
The phase shit to the next glaciation cycle even matches in time the potential end of what may have been the end of the most recent Dansgaard-Oeschger event that had pulled us out of the Little Ice Age and gave us the Great Global Warming afterwards.
And even this event is already being reversed again as the pulse that apparently caused it, is ending.
All the big indicators tell us that we are heading towards a new Ice Age in 30 years, with enormous changes unfolding for humanity.
Unfortunately society likes to play fantasy games, such as the global warming game, instead of being concerned with what is really going on. It is betting its life, even the very existence of humanity as a whole, with just a few exception, that the massively indicated phase shift to the next Ice Age with a dimmer Sun will not happen, so that by this betting against all odd, nothing is being done to protect humanity's existence at its most critical stage in history. Of course, this is a bet that humanity will likely loose. The certainty stands against it.
This means, of course, that all the global warming hoopla that was draged onto the world scene in 1974, was essentially a fairy tale spun around the effects of what was essentially an astrophysical Dansgaard-Oeschger event. Of course, the existence of the Dansgaard-Oeschger pulses hadn't been discovered at the time, in 1974, and would not be solidly recognized until almost 20 years later.
In earlier ice cores the Dansgaard-Oeschger events were noted, roughly around 1985, as violent oscillations and were then simply dismissed and attributed to climatic anomalies. It wasn't fully apparent until the big NGRIP project was completed that these oscillations are not local anomalies, but are basic global climate oscillations.
The link of the Dansgaard-Oeschger events with the global recovery from the Little Ice Age, however, cannot be measurably confirmed. No evidence for such a link exists, other than the evidence in timing, and the fact that the recovery from the Little Ice Age with the Great Global Warming has happened and that it was a cosmic event. This part is history. This should be enough, however, to move forward with, which unfortunately isn't happening. Instead, everything is stalled, and apparently intentionally so.
Let's hope that the currently weakening plasma environment will remain strong enough a bit longer, long enough that it will hold back the cut-off point for the Sun by a few more decades, while society learns to open its eyes. The few extra decades would give it more time to prepare the world for the dim and cold glacial environment that awaits us beyond the cut-off point of the powered Sun. Of course, this kind of pure dreaming won't get us anywhere, but in the grave.
The sunspot cycles are definitely getting weaker. By the current trend, the 25th solar cycle may not have any sunspots at all. The drop-off that we see happening here, may be the ending of the current Dansgaard-Oeschger pulse that had its beginning during the Little Ice Age. It appears to have peaked from the 1950s into the 1990s, and is now dropping off fast.
The great danger of our time is that, with the last Dansgaard-Oeschger pulse having now run its course, there is nothing much left of the interglacial plasma density to sustain the Sun, so that a free-fall collapse with the big phase shift at the end, may occur sooner instead of later and overwhelm us before we are ready for it.
The large Dansgaard-Oeschger warming events during the last glaciation period, were historically of short duration.
How close we are to the current Dansgaard-Oeschger pulse ending, which appears to be reflected in the current climate, cannot be determined. The remaining time will likely be in the range of decades, seeing that the Sun is already on the track of a large weakening trend.
What our response should be is rather obvious. While we are committed to taking the politically correct path and do nothing, singing the global warming song that lulls us to sleep and prepares us to die in the coming Ice Age starvation, or the in the much nearer thermonuclear war that is already fully prepared for, we still have time remaining and the power on hand to secure our living with the greatest economic, cultural, and scientific development of all times that demonstrates what a human being is and is able to create with love for one-another. We have the power to choose this for our future.