Monday, December 3rd 2012, 8:41 AM EST
The following comments were left by Tim Cullen at tallbloke.wordpress.com on the topic of TSI, SORCE and a signature...
Very interesting subject…
Clive Best also picked up on this “lunar” signature…(above)
The signature shows increased TSI at Full Moon:
Personally, I am very interested in trying to understanding “cause and effect”.
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One dataset I haven’t stumbled across is a detailed [i.e. km specific] Sun-Earth distance ephemeris – similar to the Earth-Moon apogee-perigee distance tables.
This level of detail should clearly show the Earth distance varying [in step with the Lunar cycle] as the Earth rotates around the Earth-Moon barycentre.
Personally, I have very grave doubts about the whole barycentre “bag of tricks”:
Therefore, I think it is really interesting [important] to clearly demonstrate that the TSI “lunar signature” is related to the Earth’s distance from the Sun because there are other possibilities like:
Increased solar wind penetration into the atmosphere at Full Moon.
Increased Zodiacal Light at Full Moon.
Question: Have you been able to specifically pin down the Sun-Earth distance?
Another of my outstanding “dig here” queries relates to the concept of the Solar System Barycentre [SSB] which should also affect Sun-Earth distance and TSI.
Question: Have you found any detectable SSB signal in the raw TSI data?
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