The cycles in space climate are critical in discussing global warming. Two or more cycles' periods are described as congruent when their CIs (95% confidence intervals) overlie or overlap and the amplitudes' CIs' lower limits are positive. Some congruent cycles in organisms, counterparts of the environmental day and the seasons, relate to electromagnetic radiation in the visible domain; these are the usually environmentally synchronized socio-photothermo- periodisms (photics). The biosphere also resonates with or is pulled or driven by nonstationary, environmental nonphotic cycles (nonphotics) -- particle emissions from the sun and the wider cosmos, cosmoheliogeomagnetics, ultraviolet flux, gravitation, acoustics and others. Nonphotics, a set of in part transdisciplinarily-novel spectral components can be intermittent; when present, they coexist, compete with and may replace signatures of photic cycles, monitored, e.g., in blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) for vascular disease detection and prevention. Nonphotics of, e.g., about (~) 1 week (circaseptans), and ~16 months (transyears), can modulate and sometimes override society's (photic) schedules, such as in dying suddenly either unintentionally or by one's own will or at the hand of others. Nonphotics persist but are damped in physiology or in terrorism when their environmental counterpart is not detected. Systematic long-term, eventually lifelong BP and HR monitoring is now automatically possible and is advocated for self-help in preventive health care and for science. A website (http://www.sphygmochron.org/) planned by the Phoenix Project (www.phoenix.tc-ieee.org) for analyses notably of BP and HR, including archival data, may facilitate a project on The BIOsphere and the COSmos, BIOCOS (email@example.com), which provides cost-free analyses and monitors at a cost reduction of 80% in exchange for the data. Biospheric monitoring complements the records from purely physical tools. It does so for surveilling the variable sun, by validating in the biosphere the reality of intermittent, aeolian environmental spectral components that can be more consistent than their physical counterparts once they are coded in genes, thereby indicating the relevant associations of space weather with human health and ecology. We invite readers, as a dividend from self-surveillance for preventive health care, to monitor themselves for comparison with solar variability, thereby producing a transdisciplinary gauge of individuals' and societies' health and disease.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||World Heart Journal|
|State||Published - Apr 2013|