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Thursday PM 12 Apr 2012 "Solar Cycle 24 Update"
| 12 April 2012
| Paul Dorian
Posted on 04/12/2012 10:02:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog
Thursday PM 12 Apr 2012 "Solar Cycle 24 Update" by The SI Weather TheSIWeather
Could a trending pattern of low solar activity could result in global cooling?
The SI Organization
TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Weather
KEYWORDS: globalcooling; globalwarming; solarcycle
The sun normally follows a cycle of activity lasting about 11 years. The current cycle, Cycle 24, is now heading towards its peak.
New sunspot 1455 is crackling with low-level B-class solar flares.
Looking at neutron monitor counts it appears were still on the downward side of a trough, but that's very low res. The inverse relationship between cosmic ray infall and solar magnetic field strength would seem to show the cycle hasn't yet peaked.
Meanwhile, a six month look at raw sunspot numbers shows a slightly higher resolution peak around October.
Given how late the cycle began, were still experiencing a weak peak, wherever we are in the cycle and despite the occasional fireworks.
posted on 04/12/2012 11:17:18 PM PDT
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