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Plasma Astrophysics #12: Cosmic Electric Energy

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We will likely never run out of hydro-carbon energy resources, such as gas and oil, because these are continuously synthesized at the core of the Earth. The easily accessible deposits, however, which we presently utilize, are being depleted. And they are being depleted at a rapid rate. How does this affect our future?

For an answer, let's look back into the past.




In the long span of human development on Earth, across more than 2 million years, the current period that we call the period of civilization is relatively brief.




The dawn of the period of civilization began roughly 6,000 years ago, within the last interglacial period following the last Ice Age. Within this 6000-year period, the utilization of the natural energy resources of the Earth began only in 200 years ago. The energy utilization is now rapidly increasing as our economies grow. Resource depletion has therefore become a nagging problem for humanity. Some of the currently vital gas and oil deposits may be depleted in 60 to 100 years.

With this said, the question presents itself, as to what we will use as an energy resource for the next 90,000 years of the coming Ice Age, and for the millions of years thereafter, of our habitation on this planet?




The only reasonable answer to this puzzle is found in Plasma Astrophysics. There, major evidence exists of Cosmic Electric Energy that exists plentifully right around the Earth, and that the utilization of this cosmic energy is already happening for planetary services. This means that humanity's tapping into this resource appears immanently possible. And this we must achieve for us to have a future. Without the cosmic energy resource that surrounds us becoming utilized, which is a resource that can never be depleted, humanity has no hope for an endless future existence. So, what does it take for us to give us that future?




A few steps of advanced science can take us a long way along this path. Indeed, some of this is already happening. We may be closer to a breakthrough an we realize. NASA has detected large bands of electric currents, termed electrojets, encircling the Earth in the ionosphere at 100 to 130 Km altitude.




The bands exist at roughly the same altitude of the aurora phenomena in the polar regions, as the one shown here, photographed from the space shuttle Discovery. The light show is produced by plasma particles from the Sun, guided by magnetic field lines, energizing atomic elements in the atmosphere that thereby emit light.




The strong electron density in the upper ionosphere, up to a million electrons per cubic centimeters, appears to support a down-flow of electrons into the lower regions, the regions of the sprites.




Sprites are electromagnetic phenomena that furnish a focused electron connection between the lower ionosphere and the top of large thunderclouds. Up-streaming moisture from the clouds appear to create the electric field connection for a large-scale discharge from the ionosphere to the ground to happen.




The discharge from a sprite appears to be large enough to activate a wide field of lightning events while it is active. The field of lightning quickly diminishes after the sprite vanishes.




A high-speed camera has observed the sprite to unfold downward in the form of streamers that are made of streams of flowing balls of plasma 10 to 100 meters wide, moving at 10% of the speed of light towards the thundercloud below. Where the plasma density is strong enough, the moving balls of plasma energize atomic elements that by induction emit light, whereby their presence becomes visible.

Milliseconds later a reverse flow of the plasma balls occurs and the sprite vanishes. The reverse flow appears to pull back the unused portion of the down-flow.

The sprite would not be visible if it wasn't for the high plasma density that energizes atomic elements in its path to emit light. This large event suggests that lesser discharges do routinely occur, which are not visible, so that all lightning is essentially energized from the ionosphere. By the same principle are the tornadoes and the hurricanes energized.




On Earth 1.4 billion lightning strikes occur every year, with an average lightening strike producing 1 gigajoule of energy. If one adds this up, the result is gigantic, but still falls short of matching the power output of the world's civilian nuclear power reactors, which by themselves contribute only 10% of the world's generated electric energy.

The bulk of the electric energy produced on Earth is produced by burning carbon fuels. This is six times greater than nuclear powered electric energy production.

With all this considered, one might ask whether it is really possible to replace all of the world's energy resources with cosmic energy.




If one looks to lightning for an answer, the answer is disappointing. While large amounts of energy are dissipated in the light-shows, the duration of the shows is brief, so that the total amount of energy used is rather small. The average lightning strike of one gigajoule of energy expended, amounts to roughly a tenths of the energy used by a large household per month. Even if one considers that 1.4 billion lightening events occur per year, the total energy-flux of this system is too small in comparison with conventional energy systems, for serious consideration.




However, if one looks to the tropical hurricanes, which are evidently powered from the ionosphere too, the outlook changes dramatically. Hurricanes are larger and more powerful phenomena, than lightning strikes, and they last for days and weeks instead of milliseconds. It is possible that a connection becomes established that reaches far into the upper region of the ionosphere where the electron density is up to 100 times greater than in the lower region. In this case, we are looking at a far greater energy resource being applied. This might be happening routinely in the tropics where the tropical cyclones and hurricanes are born.




The tropical cyclones form when conditions are created over the sea that establish an electrical connection that reaches far up into the ionosphere, to its electron-densest region, which appears to be the region of the equatorial electrojets.




The movement of plasma in space not only causes the magnetic self-alignment of the flowing plasma into confined streams, it also causes the filaments within the stream to twist when they interact with external magnetic fields.

The magnetically self-rotating feature of large plasma currents had been discovered by the Plasma Pioneer Kristian Birkeland already in the early 1800s. The twisting current bares his name: the Birkeland current.




It is interesting to note in this context that the two regions in which the hurricanes form and have been traced in, are located on either side of the Earth's equator. Then note that the hurricane bands are located essentially in the locations where the electrojets are flowing overhead in the ionosphere.

This means that the rotation of cloud bands that form the core of cyclones or hurricanes, is electrically powered.




The point in exploring the hurricane dynamics is that the hurricanes are an immensely more-energetic and long lasting phenomena than lightning strikes. Research indicates that in a single tropical cyclone event, the amount of energy that flows through the system dwarves the energy production from all energy sources used by humanity, combined, and supersedes them in a big way.

The rate of energy that is applied in a single tropical hurricane event, is believed to be the equivalent of 70 times the world's total energy production, or 200 times the world's electrical generating capacity. That's huge.




This type of vast power is evidently drawn from the ionosphere where enormous electric energy exists.




In the ionosphere, atoms of iron exist that had been flowing in from the Sun. Many of the atoms became ionized by the electric field effect of solar cosmic-ray flux.

Cosmic rays are fast moving, high-energy protons. As they pass by the iron atoms at close distances, the electric field effect of the protons strips off some of the electrons of the iron atoms, from their outer electron shells. In the process the atom looses its balanced electric neutrality and gains an electric potential. It becomes a positive ion. The positive ion becomes swarmed about by the stripped off electrons that are attracted to the electric potential of the ion, but likely never become re-attached to it.




The end-result is that the ionosphere becomes a zone of dense electricity floating about. When this electricity is drawn towards the Earth it begins to move, and as it passes thorough the Earth's magnetic field lines it also begins to rotate.




It thereby becomes a rotating stream of a circular structure of electric filaments, with a near-empty center. The circular type of arrangements has been observed in high-energy electric discharge experiment at the Los Alamos National Laboratory directed by Anthony Peratt, as is shown here.

Now imagine, when such a rotating stream encounters the top of a high-altitude cloud, the entire cloud is drawn into rotation by it. The process forms the eye of the hurricane




The eye of a hurricane is evidently created and maintained by effects of magnetohydrodynamics. Magnetohydrodynamics has been long considered for marine propulsion, including for submarines. A functioning model already demonstrates the process.




The Swedish electrical engineer, Hannes Alfven, received the 1972 Nobel price for his work on magnetohydrodynamics.




On the cosmic scale, magnetohydrodynamics provides the mechanics that drives a hurricane. In the process, moist air from the surface is propelled upwards within the circular winds. And through the essentially 'empty' eye, the returning cold air flows downward.




None-electrical processes appear to be incapable of producing this kind of phenomenon, generating circular winds on a broad front with speeds of up to 280 Km/hr.




That hurricanes are powered by cosmic electric energy, and that this energy is activated by solar cosmic-ray flux, is further evident in the timing of the big hurricanes. The big hurricanes occur predominantly during times of high-volume cosmic-ray flux.

High-volume cosmic-ray flux occurs typically in the 'valley' region between the 11-year solar cycles. The valley periods are cool periods that tend to be rich in cosmic-ray flux.

Hurricane Katrina, that had devastated New Orleans in 2005, for example, occurred in such a time of rapidly increasing cosmic-ray flux, and likewise did Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which had devastated New York city.

As over the years the increase of cosmic-ray flux has been evermore ongoing, as the result of it, the year 2019 in modern time stands on record as the 4th consecutive year with a category-5 hurricane in its season. This trend towards evermore of the most-powerful hurricanes happening, will likely continue.




In the earlier historic period from 1949 to 1960, between 3 and 11 hurricanes of varying magnitudes have occurred per year, but with only a very few of them being in the high categories. Compared to our time, this earlier historic period was a calm period, even though the climate had been warmer then, than it is today.




Giant phenomena on the scale of a category-5 hurricane are not surprising in plasma dynamics where the operating forces are 39 orders of magnitude stronger than gravity, mass, and the related heat convection that archaic theories regard as a cause for the hurricanes.




The sheer magnitude of the hurricane phenomenon makes its driving cosmic energy resource a prime candidate for the much needed cosmic energy utilization by humanity. By applying this resource, we gain us a large, self-renewing energy source that can keep humanity going forever.

But in order to get there, to tap into this cosmic energy resource that powers the hurricanes, many of an archaic theory needs to be laid aside, such as the theory, that a tropical cyclone's primary energy source is heat from the evaporation of sea water off the surface of warm oceans, previously heated by sunshine.




In Plasma Astrophysics the fast rotating core of a tornado or hurricane, is the natural result of rotating plasma streams that are drawn from the ionosphere to the surface.




The plasma source for the hurricanes is likely the equatorial electrojets located in the ionosphere over the regions in which hurricanes form. Most likely the electrojets have an extremely high electron density.

The electro-jets exist as two separate bands aligned with the magnetic equator. The two bands appear to be prevented from merging by them flowing in opposite directions. The resulting magnetic fields of electric currents flowing in opposite directions, magnetically repel the two streams way from each other.Thereby, the two streams are able to exist as two separate entities.




When solar winds, or other forms of plasma flow onto the Earth, they do so primarily over the polar regions. The in-flowing plasma is guided to the polar regions by the Earth's magnetic field lines. The resulting magnetic interaction gives the plasma streams an angular vector that causes the streams to slightly rotate.

All this means, that the poles' opposite magnetic polarity forces the plasma-stream's rotation in the two hemispheres into opposite directions.






The plasma that flows into the polar regions, by this process, has some of its electrons stripped off by interactions with the atmosphere. The stripped-off electrons, subsequently feed into the ionosphere. In the ionosphere the flowing electron fields, flowing away from the poles, become most concentrated near the equator where they form the equatorial electrojets.




However, the electrojets by themselves cannot start a hurricane. Something else needs to happen that forces the core of the hurricane into rotation. The plasma streams that flow from the electrojets need to rotate and rotate fast, in order to power a hurricane,. And this they do.

The fast rotation of the core of a hurricane, and everything around it, is induced by the angular orientation of the earth's magnetic field lines that interact with the magnetic fields of the moving plasma. Because the angular orientations of the magnetic field lines are opposite to each other in the northern and southern hemispheres, the rotational direction of the plasma is correspondingly opposite too.




This means when plasma streams flow from the jets to the surface, they rotate in a different direction in the northern hemisphere than in the southern hemisphere. That's a unique characteristic. Only the big expanding cloud structures that flow out of the core, rotate in the same direction in both hemispheres. This is so because their rotation is not caused by the rotation of the plasma streams that drive the rotating core.

With all this considered, it can be said with a reasonable degree of certainty that the giant hurricane phenomena are powered at its core by a cosmic energy resource of immense proportion. That's the energy resource that we need to tap into in order for us to have an infinite future on Earth.




And the best way to start the process, is to recognize that the cosmic energy resource exists, that powers the hurricanes. This means that the science of Plasma Astrophysics needs to be pursued. The resulting scientific knowledge will likely not be far off then that opens the door to creating practical technologies for cosmic-energy utilization that far supersedes our tallest dreams.

When the cosmic energy utilization is achieved, nearly all of today's energy production systems will then fall by the wayside as being obsolete.




Some work has already been done towards the practical utilization of cosmic energy resources. The plasma researcher David LaPoint who had worked extensively with electromagnetic Primer Fields that concentrate flowing plasma electromagnetically, appears to have constructed a model that actually does produce energy for practical utilization. The cosmic energy in this case, might have been fallout from the ionosphere.

David LaPoint produced 7 major videos on his work on the dynamics of the Primer Fields, of these, the videos 4-7 have been withdrawn, apparently for patent protection.




With cosmic-ray flux now increasing, as we are getting near to the next Ice Age, the available energy potential in the ionosphere is increasing with it.




According to Berillium-10 isotope ratios, which stand as a proxy for solar cosmic-ray flux, measured from samples from the last Ice Age, the cosmic-ray volume will be increasing still further when we get into the next Ice Age. When cosmic-energy utilization becomes an accomplished technology in the near term, then the coming Ice Age will give us an even richer cosmic-energy environment for our utilization that is vastly richer than what we will ever require.




But long before we get to this stage, Nuclear Energy production will cease and be replaced with cosmic energy utilization that is magnitudes greater.






Likewise, oil, gas, and coal will never be burned again then, to generate electricity or other forms of energy.




Even the dreaming of nuclear-fusion energy production will fall by the wayside then, which is presently pursued even though it isn't physically possible in principle, as a source for practical energy production.




A whole new way of thinking, and of actually building a new world, will then become possible. It will be sparked by the resulting cultural optimism that the new technologies, and the new possibilities that flow from Plasma Astrophysics, invariably generate.

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