The Maunder Minimum and the Solar Dynamo

Abstract

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.

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Sokoloff, D. The Maunder Minimum and the Solar Dynamo. Sol Phys 224, 145–152 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11207-005-4176-6

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Keywords

  • Solar Activity
  • Dynamo Model
  • Maunder Minimum
  • Solar Dynamo
  • Grand Minimum