Pattern Recogn. Phys., 1, 185-198, 2013
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Regular Research Article
16 Dec 2013
The Hum: log-normal distribution and planetary–solar resonance
R. Tattersall
University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Abstract. Observations of solar and planetary orbits, rotations, and diameters show that these attributes are related by simple ratios. The forces of gravity and magnetism and the principles of energy conservation, entropy, power laws, and the log-normal distribution which are evident are discussed in relation to planetary distribution with respect to time in the solar system. This discussion is informed by consideration of the periodicities of interactions, as well as the regularity and periodicity of fluctuations in proxy records which indicate solar variation. It is demonstrated that a simple model based on planetary interaction frequencies can well replicate the timing and general shape of solar variation over the period of the sunspot record. Finally, an explanation is offered for the high degree of stable organisation and correlation with cyclic solar variability observed in the solar system. The interaction of the forces of gravity and magnetism along with the thermodynamic principles acting on planets may be analogous to those generating the internal dynamics of the Sun. This possibility could help account for the existence of strong correlations between orbital dynamics and solar variation for which a sufficiently powerful physical mechanism has yet to be fully demonstrated.

Citation: Tattersall, R.: The Hum: log-normal distribution and planetary–solar resonance, Pattern Recogn. Phys., 1, 185-198, doi:10.5194/prp-1-185-2013, 2013.
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