Earth's background base frequency, or "heartbeat,"
(called Schumann Resonance, or SR) is rising dramatically.
Though it varies among geographical regions, for decades the overall measurement
was 7.8 cycles per second. This was once thought to be a constant; and global
military communications were developed on this frequency. Recent reports
set the rate at over 11 cycles, and climbing. Science doesn't know why,
or what to make of it. (or at least we are not being told....but rest assured
it is FACT. The frequency IS rising.) Scientist Gregg Braden found data
collected by Norwegian and Russian researchers on this; it's not widely
reported in the U.S.
(The only reference to SR to be found in the Seattle
Library reference section, is tied to the weather. Science acknowledges
SR as a sensitive indicator of temperature variations and worldwide weather
conditions. Braden believes the fluctuating SR may be a factor in the severe
storms, floods, and weather of recent years.)
The atmosphere is actually
a weak conductor and if there were no sources of charge, its existing electric
charge would diffuse away in about 10 minutes. There is a 'cavity 'defined
by the surface of the Earth and the inner edge of the ionosphere 50 kilometres
up. At any moment, the total charge residing in this cavity is 500,000 Coulombs.
There is a vertical current flow between the ground and the ionosphere of
1 - 3 x 10^-12 Amperes per square meter. The resistance of the atmosphere
is 200 Ohms. The voltage potential is 200,000 Volts. There are about 1000
lightning storms at any given moment worldwide. Each produces 0.5 to 1 Ampere
and these collectively account for the measured current flow in the Earth's
The Schumann Resonances
Are quasi standing wave electromagnetic waves that exist
in this cavity. Like waves on a spring, they are not present all the time,
but have to be 'excited' to be observed. They are not caused by anything
internal to the Earth, its crust or its core. They seem to be related to
electrical activity in the atmosphere, particularly during times of intense
lightning activity. They occur at several frequencies between 6 and 50 cycles
per second; specifically 7.8, 14, 20, 26, 33, 39 and 45 Hertz, with a daily
variation of about +/- 0.5 Hertz. So long as the properties of Earth's electromagnetic
cavity remains about the same, these frequencies remain the same. Presumably
there is some change due to the solar sunspot cycle as the Earth's ionosphere
changes in response to the 11-year cycle of solar activity. Schumann resonances
are most easily seen
between 2000 and 2200 UT.
Given that the earth's atmosphere carries a charge, a current
and a voltage, it is not surprising to find such electromagnetic waves.
The resonant properties of this terrestrial cavity were first predicted
by the German physicist W. O. Schumann between 1952 and 1957, and first
detected by Schumann and Konig in 1954. The first spectral representation
of this phenomenon was prepared by Balser and Wagner in 1960. Nikola Tesla
in the early 1900's first speculated that this existed and he based his
"broadcast power" system on it. - However Tesla did not know they
only became pronounced at Extremely Low Frequencies (ELF)