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The USGS to Prepare Citizens for Magnetic Storms

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posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 01:04 AM
Its about time they re publish info like this. IT/Network support has been a pain since the 24th... but we cant go around blaming it on the sun... till now

posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 01:08 AM
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Dr. Michio Kaku being one of them.

with a little youtube cruising you will find Dr.Kaku contradicting him self on many topics. Seriously I think the MSM and the government agencies both pay him to read the teleprompter.
Dont sweat USGS, they put out all kinds of stuff. Like for instance Ark Storms

posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 10:52 AM
reply to post by Aqualung2012

That article is from March 14, 2006 so your point would be what exactly.....

posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 10:55 AM
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Just FYI, the USGS is mostly known for earthquakes, but their work is so much more extensive - volcanos, oil, minerals, hydrology, urban planning, land/mud slides, paleontology (fossils), etc. etc.

"Geology is the study of the Earth, the materials of which it is made, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them" Source

If you read the last 2 paragraphs, the article seems more like a press release, or just good PR for the USGS:

The USGS, a partner in the multi-agency National Space Weather Program, collects data that can help us understand how magnetic storms may impact the United States. Constant monitoring of Earth’s magnetic field allows us to better assess the impact of these phenomena on Earth’s surface. To do this, the USGS Geomagnetism Program maintains 14 observatories around the United States and its territories, which provide ground-based measurements of changes in the magnetic field. These measurements are being used by the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center and the US Air Force Weather Agencyto track the intensity of the magnetic storm generated by this solar activity.

posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 12:24 PM

Originally posted by eagleeye2
Just to make things clear.
The event that took place in 1989 had basically zero impact on our daily routine.
In fact, despite whats written on our liscence plate, no one remember.
Sure thing that today, having the same kind of event, people would be shocked losing facebook for a day.

Well maybe the reason it could possibly be more detrimental has to do with how much we as a society rely on satellites and electronic devices in our daily affairs. If an event of the same magnitude or larger was to hit today it would cause major interruptions worldwide and not just with Facebook.
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posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 01:39 PM
This solar cycle has been such a dud.

It took forever to start, propagation has been poor.

Used to be a very regular 11 year cycle.

Almost as if we forgot to pay the sunspot bill.

posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 02:06 PM
Moot point, come on. Whether or not USGS studies taco vans in California doesn't change the fact that Phage is wrong about Kaku spreading claims that we are in for serious if not noticeable solar storms.

posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 02:43 PM

Many scientists are calling for this year's Solar Max to be quite irregularly strong. Dr. Michio Kaku being one of them. I don't feel I need to link that particular interview, as I'm sure most of you are aware.

when ever that hack, michio kaku and his kakunites issue a proclamation, you can be 99% sure it will either never happen or it's someone else's theory.

kaku is the same idiot who gets all his scientific theories from buck rogers and battlestar galaxia.

if you want to prove the existence of black holes, all you have to do is mri his head.
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posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 10:34 AM
Most electrical grids are fixed for these storm in Europe (france, netherlands, germany). Most grids in the united stated arent ready yet.

When an big solar storm is comming up and its 100% sure it will black out electrical grids, the only possibility it to shut down power plants, for being overloaded.

I wonder if the USA have protocols for this kind doomsday. They have? Or they just let it happen?
In the netherlands here, they shut down some grids in small towns, which arent protected against these storms. Other big power plants like in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Borssele (nuclear), Enschede, Groningen, etc will keep running.

Lets pray it will never happen.

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 07:35 PM
reply to post by ns9504

Press release, yeah? Press releasing information about a new special space program. I bet it is an expensive one too... Generally speaking, expensive equals important. Now, we have this big important new collaborative space program involving solar flares/CMEs, and so your point seems to point at itself.

And its being introduced just in time...
Lets see what happens. Be alert, not alarmed.

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