Saturday, June 7, 2008

Maunder Minimum - NASA

From the Goddard Flight Center

This article has some issues, but look at the core point of admitting that the Maunder Minimum dropped temperatures.

From 1650 to 1710, temperatures across much of the Northern Hemisphere plunged when the Sun entered a quiet phase now called the Maunder Minimum. During this period, very few sunspots appeared on the surface of the Sun, and the overall brightness of the Sun decreased slightly.

NAO was more negative on average during the Maunder Minimum, and Europe remained unusually cold. These results matched the paleoclimate record.

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