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AGW in general => Science => Topic started by: Paddy on July 12, 2015, 11:25:15 PM

Title: Predicted reduction in solar activity
Post by: Paddy on July 12, 2015, 11:25:15 PM
So apparently there's been a prediction of an upcoming reduction in solar activity (http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/mini-ice-age-coming-in-next-fifteen-years-new-model-of-the-suns-cycle-shows-10382400.html) which has just been presented at a UK National Astronomy Meeting.  They're basically saying that their model predicts less activity over the next two solar cycles, and that there may be a "mini-ice age" between 2030 and 2040 due to a 60% drop in solar activity.  Can't seem to find any hard data on this anywhere though.

EDIT: Here's the original press release (http://nam2015.org/index.php/press-releases/64-irregular-heartbeat-of-the-sun-driven-by-double-dynamo) that everything I've seen in the papers seems to draw from.
Title: Re: Predicted reduction in solar activity
Post by: pikaia on July 12, 2015, 11:47:12 PM
This has already been discussed here (reply 339+):http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,143.300.html (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,143.300.html)
Title: Re: Predicted reduction in solar activity
Post by: Paddy on July 13, 2015, 12:01:52 AM
Thanks!  I like the concatenated twitter feed from that discussion.
Title: Re: Predicted reduction in solar activity
Post by: jr47 on July 14, 2015, 06:11:18 PM
This might be interesting to you:
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/15jul_thermosphere/ (http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/15jul_thermosphere/)