NatGeo: Sun Oddly Quiet – Hints at Next "Little Ice Age"?

Excerpts printed below, see full story here (h/t to David Archibald) Anne Minard for National Geographic News May 4, 2009 A prolonged lull in solar activity has astrophysicists glued to their telescopes waiting to see what the sun will do next—and how Earth’s climate might respond. The sun is the least active it’s been in…

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NSIDC vs. NANSEN vs. AMSR-E

Guest post by Steven Goddard In my May 1st piece, Dr. Walt Meier at NSIDC hypothesized that differences in algorithm between NSIDC and NANSEN (NORSEX) were causing the gap between the NSIDC interpretation of normal and the NANSEN interpretation of normal, as seen below.  They use different baseline periods which introduces some difference – but…