your solarcast: dalton minimum repeat

your solarcast: dalton minimum repeatThe lack of sunspot activity seems to support predictions of cold temperatures? Anthony Watts, in an article at Watts Up With That?, predicts a repeat of a Dalton Minimum. Watts recaps solar cycle expert David Archibald’s graphs. What is a Dalton Minimum and its weather implications? “The Dalton Minimum was a period of low solar activity, named after the English meteorologist John Dalton, lasting from about 1790 to 1830. Like the Maunder Minimum and Spörer Minimum, the Dalton Minimum coincided with a period of lower-than-average global temperatures. The Oberlach Station in Germany, for example, experienced a 2.0°C decline over 20 years. The Year Without a Summer, in 1816, also occurred during the Dalton Minimum,” writes Watts. Archibald also examines interplanetary magnetic field strength. A weaker interplanetary magnetic field means more cosmic rays reach our planet. The measure is taken by a neutron count and it is higher than the previous solar minimum. It seems, yet, another blow delivered to the global warming agenda. This is your solarcast for late 2010.

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  1. Wrangler Wayne Avatar

    The year without a summer during the Dalton Minimum had a great helping hand from the eruption of Mount Tambora on April 10, 1815. The following summer, the world temperatures had dropped about 0.7-1.3 degrees F. Note other volcanoes had previously erupted (VEI-level 4 force) in the Caribbean, Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines. Volcanic eruptions do tend to increase during grand solar minimums like Dalton.

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