Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 55, Issue 33, pp 3847–3852

Global cooling in the immediate future?

Forum Atmospheric Science

DOI: 10.1007/s11434-010-4177-1

Cite this article as:
Wang, S., Wen, X. & Huang, J. Chin. Sci. Bull. (2010) 55: 3847. doi:10.1007/s11434-010-4177-1

Abstract

New perspectives regarding the possible cooling of the Earth’s climate as a result of solar changes are reviewed in this paper. The major findings include: (1) solar activity is weakening to its very low level, which is comparable with the level in the early 20th century; (2) the current grand solar maximum has already lasted for eight 11-year solar cycles and might end in the coming one/two 11-year cycles; (3) a grand solar minimum might prevail in the next 100–200 years; and (4) the number of sunspots in the coming solar maximum (M)-year, around 2013, is an important indicator that needs to be closely monitored.

Keywords

Climate change global cooling solar activity solar maximum solar minimum 

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© Science China Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, School of PhysicsPeking UniversityBeijingChina

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