Based on archival observations of solar activity, we suggest a scenario for the Maunder minimum, and compare to what extent this is reproduced by dynamo models of Grand minima. In particular, we argue that the transition into the Maunder minimum was very abrupt, while the end of Maunder minimum was gradual, however, rather rapid as well.
KeywordsSolar Activity Dynamo Model Maunder Minimum Solar Dynamo Grand Minimum
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