Sunspot Minimum May Be at Hand

By Joseph D’Aleo ICECAP The sun has become more active in recent days with cycle 24 spots in middle latitudes. See sunspot group number 11019 for group of red spots. This is slightly diminished since yesterday. The dark green areas are coronal holes out of which the solar wind escapes at higher velocity. See larger…

A response to the IPCC

I spoke at this conference in Washington DC yesterday, and presented preliminary findings of my surfacestations.org report which you can see here. I was also privileged to hear MIT’s Dr. Richard Lindzen give a presentation on the state of climate science today, as well as his views on Climate Sensitivity. You can look at his…

Air France Flight 447: A detailed meteorological analysis

NOTE: This writeup is from an acquaintance of mine who wrote some powerful meteorological software, Digital Atmosphere, that I use in my office. He used that software (and others) to analyze the Air France 447 crash from the meteorological perspective.  h/t to Mike Moran – Anthony by Tim Vasquez Air France flight 447 (AF447), an…

The Interplanetary Magnetic Field: lowest point since 1913?

David Archibald writes to tell me that the IMF has hit “rock bottom” and may go lower still. Watching the IMF is a good indicator of the activity of the Sun’s internal magnetic dynamo. Looking at this graph from Archibald, and Lief’s graph below one could conclude that the sun’s inner magnetics are quieter than…