Tag Archives: sunspots

Cosmic Rays, Sunspots, and Beryllium

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In investigations of the past history of cosmic rays, the deposition rates (flux rates) of the beryllium isotope 10Be are often used as a proxy for the amount of cosmic rays. This is because 10Be … Continue reading

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Solar Periodicity

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was pointed to a 2010 post by Dr. Roy Spencer over at his always interesting blog. In it, he says that he can show a relationship between total solar irradiance (TSI) and the HadCRUT3 global … Continue reading

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Usoskin Et Al. Discover A New Class of Sunspots

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new post up by Usoskin et al. entitled “Evidence for distinct modes of solar activity”. To their credit, they’ve archived their data, it’s available here. Figure 1 shows their reconstructed decadal averages of … Continue reading

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Sunny Spots Along the Parana River

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In a comment on a recent post, I was pointed to a study making the following surprising claim: Here, we analyze the stream flow of one of the largest rivers in the world, the Parana … Continue reading

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Sunspots and Sea Level

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I came across a curious graph and claim today in a peer-reviewed scientific paper. Here’s the graph relating sunspots and the change in sea level: And here is the claim about the graph: Sea level … Continue reading

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SOON AND BRIGGS: Global-warming fanatics take note – Sunspots do impact climate

From the The Washington Times – By Willie Soon and William M. Briggs Scientists have been studying solar influences on the climate for more than 5,000 years.

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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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All Quiet Alert

“All Quiet Alert” – That sounds like an oxymoron, and maybe it is, but the sun is extremely quiet right now, so much in fact that the Solar Influences Data Center in Belgium has issued an “All quiet alert” on … Continue reading

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