Tag Archives: Solar activity

Neutrons and the 1970s cooling period

Note: the original title Solar Neutrons and the 1970s cooling period was unintentionally misleading as Dr. Svalgaard points out in comments: What produces Solar Neutrons? the title of the post is misleading. The cosmic rays are protons, not neutrons, and … Continue reading

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F10.7 Flux, Sea Level and the Holocene

Guest post by David Archibald George Orwell said,” He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.” Some amongst us have used that as an instruction manual and have attempted to create confusion … Continue reading

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AGU: Link found between cold European winters and solar activity

“Skaters can only do this race every 10 or 11 years because that’s when the rivers freeze up,” Sirocko said. “I thought to myself, ‘There must be a reason for this,’ and it turns out there is.” From the American Geophysical … Continue reading

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Back-testing the Solar – Sea Level Relationship

Guest post by David Archibald This is a little bit amusing. In February, I had a post on the solar – sea level relationship which quantified the sea level fall to come to the end of Solar Cycle 25: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/02/03/quantifying-sea-level-fall/Continue reading

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Solar Cycle 24 Length and Its Consequences

Guest post by David Archibald Solar Cycle 24 is now three years old and predictions of the date of solar maximum have settled upon mid-2013. For example, Jan Janssens has produced this graph predicting the month of maximum in mid-2013, … Continue reading

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New paper suggests sun may be headed for a Maunder minimum

Just published in GRL, a new paper by Lockwood et al that suggests the sun may be headed for a Maunder type minimum.: The persistence of solar activity indicators and the descent of the Sun into Maunder Minimum conditions Key … Continue reading

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