Wednesday, 13 January 2010


Despite a recent rise in sunspots the latest readings of the sun's magnetic field strength has shown a continued decline. This article gives the details. If this leads, as some scientists predict, to increasing cloud cover, then we may see declining temperatures rather than global warming. We will have to wait and see.

1 comment:

Magnus said...

I compared the decreasing Ap-index now (about 1 year after the sunspot minimum) with the Ap-index the last minimum, in the 90s, and actually it decreased (don't remember exactly) 1-2 year after the sunspot minimum.

If that was normal then, this shouldn't be something unusual -- besides (of course) the maybe 200 year record long solarcycle_23 and the record low Ap index. I think we will have some quite cold decadess now.