It’s been a while since we last paid attention to the forecasts of Sunspot Cycle 24. So here’s an update – based on NASA Marshall Space Flight Center observations and forecasts. Cause there is news!
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Tagged Aurora Borealis, climate cooling, climate forecast, mid-range climate forecast, NASA, polar light, solar activity, solar cycle, solar minimum, Sun, sunspots
But now it’s not dry and icy five-month winters, but wet and windy springs instead. Or would you say these combine?
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Tagged climate cooling, Freie Universität Berlin, German Research Centre for Geosciences, Holocene, Little Ice Age, Lund University, Maunder Minimum, Nature Geoscience, paleoclimatology, solar activity, solar cycle, solar minimum, spring, sunspots, University of Amsterdam, Uppsala University, weather, winter
Graph of the day: world temperature record between 1880 and 2011, showing annual and 5-year mean temperature, NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) data. Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory, Robert Simmon.
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Tagged climate change, climate record, climate warming, ENSO, GISS, graph of the day, infographic, James Hansen, La Niña, NASA, solar activity, temperature record
Extremely cold winters for Europe persisting for several months are very rare. The last one to fit the definition occurred in 1963, almost half a century ago. Still many weather forecasters and media seem inclined (as again happened this year) …
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Tagged Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, Europe, extreme weather, Gulf Stream, Little Ice Age, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, meteorology, mid-range climate forecast, Nature Climate Change, Nature Geoscience, North Atlantic Oscillation, Science, seasonal forecasts, solar activity, sunspots, winter, winter forecast