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That makes sense because the changing solar cycle could influence the dimensions and density gradient of the Earth's atmosphere which could definitely affect the Schumann resonance.
For the period 1988-2002, it has been shown that the SR mode frequencies and Q-factors decrease with the decrease of X-ray radiation toward the solar cycle minimum (Sátori et al., 2005). In the present study, a decrease of frequencies and Q-factors of all first four SR modes from the latest solar cycle maximum to the anomalous minimum of 2008-2009 is found using the data from Modra Observatory. Decreases obtained here for the first two SR modes are evidently greater than those obtained in the study cited above. Moreover, effective thunderstorm areas are calculated from the monthly mean diurnal frequency range of the electric field component. Our study reveals that the difference between the northern and the southern hemisphere summer areas not only declines with the decrease in solar activity but almost vanishes during the deep solar minimum of 2008-2009. Semi-annual variation in the areas dominates in years of the deep solar minimum.
OK I see you are missing a huge point about Schumann resonance so let me clarify that for you:
Originally posted by ramble
reply to post by Arbitrageur
Yes and thank you! though it does not quite get all of my question it does answer a lot of it. and it brings another question to mind "does the resonance with the solar cycle correlate to events on earth?". But I'm still missing my main answer "whats the current resonance at and who's doing that research?".
The key words there are:
This global electromagnetic resonance phenomenon is named after physicist Winfried Otto Schumann who predicted it mathematically in 1952. Schumann resonances occur because the space between the surface of the Earth and the conductive ionosphere acts as a closed waveguide. The limited dimensions of the Earth cause this waveguide to act as a resonant cavity for electromagnetic waves in the ELF band. The cavity is naturally excited by electric currents in lightning. Schumann resonances are the principal background in the electromagnetic spectrum beginning at 3 Hz and extend to 60 Hz, and appear as distinct peaks at extremely low frequencies (ELF) around 7.83 (fundamental), 14.3, 20.8, 27.3 and 33.8 Hz....
Observations of Schumann resonances have been used to track global lightning activity.
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
"the space between the surface of the Earth and the conductive ionosphere acts as a closed waveguide". So, you're dealing with a waveguide that's ABOVE, let me repeat, ABOVE, the surface of the Earth.
Solar events, solar cycle, and lightning. Those sentences pretty much sum it up right there. It's not the first time they're barking up the wrong tree and it won't be the last.
Originally posted by ramble
And yes there may be a correlation to solar events but nothing on the ground (or in it). So as once again the new agers are barking up the wrong tree so it seems.
You're welcome, it's nice to help somebody who "gets it" as you obviously do!
Once again thanks for the help !