Solar Cycle 24 Is (Finally) Well Under Weigh*

I have written before about lagging Solar Cycle 24, which never seemed to get off the dime.  I have also noted the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center’s recent history of fairly bad predictions requiring multiple revisions this time around.

So I should note that Solar Cycle 24 is now moving quite along, and the sunspot numbers are — for now, at least — more in line with the most current prediction.  See here, and here

It will be very interesting to see where it tops out and what, if anything, the protracted quiet period portends for climate.

* I note that “under weigh” is an archaic spelling and “under way” was probably more correct all along.  But I like it better and it’s my blog.  So there.

Published in: on April 7, 2011 at 1:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

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