Storms in the ionosphere: a re-appraisal fo Nelson’s work

Author: Nias, David
Abstract: John Nelson has claimed that heliocentric planetary aspects are an important factor in predicting short-wave radio disturbance. But a correlation analysis of his predictions and observed radio quality showed that the claim was not substantiated. In assessing his own predictions, Nelson used a method of anlaysis that gave an accuracy of around 90%. This is shown to be an artifact arising from the high proportion of undisturbed days. A valid system of predicting must do better than both chance and baseline conditions, but on the basis of conventional statistical tests Nelson’s planetary system does not.
Keywords: Nelson, heliocentricism, aspects, short-wave radio propagation
Publication: Correlation: Astrological Association research journal in astrology
Issue: Volume 1 Issue 2
Dated: December 1981
Pages: Pages 37 – 40

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