Maunder minimum


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Maunder minimum

n.
A period of unusually low sunspot activity lasting from approximately 1645 to 1715, corresponding roughly to the middle and coldest portion of the Little Ice Age.

[After Edward Walter Maunder (1851-1928), British astronomer who identified it in records of sunspot activity from the time.]
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The last prolonged solar minimum, a mini Ice Age lasting 70 years, is known as the Maunder Minimum (1645-1715) during which freezing caused failed crops.
The new NASA findings are in line with studies released last year by UC-San Diego and Northumbria University in Great Britain, both of which predicted a grand solar minimum in coming decades due to low sunspot activity, similar to the Maunder Minimum of the mid-17th and early 18th centuries, which coincided with a time known as the Little Ice Age during which temperatures were much lower than those of today.
There is NO evidence that mankind is causing the warming that has been taking place since 1600, the end of the Maunder Minimum, when the sun went to sleep for 80 years.
Professor Zharkova's work on sun spots and the Maunder minimum may well explain why people were able to skate on the Thames in the 1650s but, as she says herself, the "research cannot be used as proof that there will be a mini ice age this time around, not least because of global warming".
Professor Zharkova's work on sun spots and the Maunder minimum may well explain why people were able to skate on the Thames in the 1650s, but as she has says herself the 'research cannot be used as proof that there will be a mini ice age this time around, not least because of global warming' and goes on to warn 'any downward impact on global warming will last only until the Sun's two magnetic waves become active again in the 2050s.
The stellar dynamo is caused by the interaction between the a star's magnetic fields, its convection and its rotation, but given what we know about the solar cycle - such as the Maunder Minimum in the 17th century, when solar spots were almost nonexistent for about 50 years - our knowledge is clearly far from complete.
In general special attention is paid to the Maunder Minimum, which coincided with a period of relatively cold climate, especially in Northern Europe.
During the 70-year period that followed, known as the Maunder Minimum, sunspots appeared only rarely on the surface of the Sun--though our star did continue its 11-year cycle of activity during this time.
I wanted to get out of university after my master's, but Professor Wanner offered me a position within an EU project on climate change during the Maunder Minimum, a very cold period in Europe, and I accepted.
When they overlapped shipwreck data with tree-ring data, the researchers discovered the reduction in a time period known as the Maunder Minimum, which is so named because there was a low in sunspot activity during that time.
The researchers estimate that hurricane frequency was one-fourth the long-term average in 1645 to 1715--a period known as the Maunder Minimum, when the sun dimmed to its lowest recorded brightness.
Inspiriert durch die Arbeiten John Eddys zum Maunder Minimum (1), hat Parker auch den Klimawandel in die Diskussion zuruckgeholt.