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Grand Solar Minimum and the Swing Between Extremes

Research shows “blocking” persistence increases when solar activity is low, causing weather patterns to become locked in place at high and intermediate latitudes for prolonged periods of time.

During a Solar Minimum, the jet stream’s usual Zonal Flow (a west–east direction) reverts to more of a Meridional Flow (a north-south direction).

This is exaggerated further during a Grand Solar Minimum (GSM), like the one we’re entering now, and explains why regions become unseasonably hot or cold and others unusually dry or rainy, with the extremes lasting for an extended period of time.

Zonal flow (left) vs Meridional flow (right) — more HERE.

Mikhaël Schwander, et al, 2017 — “The zonal flow characteristic of westerly types is reduced under low solar activity as the continental flow for easterly and northerly types is enhanced. This is also confirmed by the higher blocking frequency over Scandinavia under low solar activity.”

And the Schwander paper, entitled “Influence of solar variability on the occurrence of central European weather types from 1763 to 2009”, goes further:

“The 247-year-long analysis of the 11-year solar cycle impact on late winter European weather patterns suggests a reduction in the occurrence of westerly flow types linked to a reduced mean zonal flow under low solar activity. Based on this observational evidence, we estimate the probability to have cold conditions in winter over Europe to be higher under low solar activity than under high activity.”

The Sun appears to be slipping into its next Grand Solar Minimum cycle–a multidecadal spell of reduced solar output where the solar disc can be devoid of sunspots for months or even years at a time.

The result on Earth’s climate will be one of violent swings between extremes. Intense bursts of heat will linger in one area, while a teeth-chattering chill will dominate nearby — and then the regions will “switch”. It’s this unpredictable chopping and changing that will hasten the failure of our modern food production systems — crops will fail, on a large scale, and famine will quickly ensue.

Overall, Earth’s temperature trends colder during a GSM as the Sun’s output sinks lower and lower (increasing cloud nucleation, for one). However, not ALL regions experience the chill. As with the previous GSM (the Maunder Minimum 1645-1715), areas like the Arctic, Alaska, and S. Greenland/N. Atlantic actually warm during bouts of otherwise “global” cooling — NASA reveals the phenomenon in their Maunder Minimum temperature reconstruction map:

Temp change between 1780 (a year of normal solar activity) and 1680 (a year within the depths of the Maunder Minimum) — NASA.

History is repeating.

Earth’s climate is cyclic, never linear.

The Arctic appears to be warming again -slightly- but in line with the historically low solar activity we’re currently experiencing and it’s effect on the jet stream, and not due to Man’s irrelevant CO2-excretions.

Furthermore, if you remove the Arctic’s, Alaska’s and S. Greenland’s/N. Atlantic’s temperature readings from the UAH global lower atmosphere data set, you’re left with a dramatically cooler planet.

The COLD TIMES are returning folks, the lower-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow.

Even NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with their forecast for this upcoming solar cycle (25) seeing it as “the weakest of the past 200 years,” with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Prepare accordingly — learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.

Winter 2020-2021 is going to be brutal.

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2 Thoughts to “Grand Solar Minimum and the Swing Between Extremes”

  1. Mervyn Hobden

    As the American scientist. Y.H.Ku remarked, many years ago, ‘Nature is non-linear, even the pendulum of Galileo is controlled by a second order, non-linear differential equation.’ If we cannot even exactly quantify the motion of a pendulum using linear algebra, why do we persist in the belief that we can use it to quantify the long term performance of a highly non-linear system like climate?

    1. Ice Age Eugenics and Bioelectrical Graphenation/5G War/Famine Theatre Now.Info

      … because the preserved ice records [and glacial deposits/erratic(s) and paintings/docs above] of empirical repetitive cyclic mini/maxi ice ages along with the weather track record(s) during the 24 previous solar cycles relative to the most recent mini ice ages is likely why we’ve become Ice Age Suspicious Electroverse 0bservers. Much like the punchline that reads, “Pretty soon we’ll [eventually] be close enough again [like right here, right now] for all practical purposes [to prepare and make ready].”

      Liberty Brothers Archive – Ben Davidson of Suspicious 0bservers

      Mervyn Hobden permalink
      June 28, 2019 11:45 pm

      Up until 5 years ago, the key tapping climate modellers were blissfully unawares of the full influence of the jet stream on both climate and and weather. Both are non-linear and therefore the assumption of normally distributed events is inapplicable. A power law clustering leads to spikes in distribution frequency which has nothing to do with linear change. So the use of previous records to falsely claim correlation to a ‘trend’ is poor science.

      Mervyn K. Hobden | IEEE Xplore Author Details › author › 37086327635
      Biography Mervyn K. Hobden joined the Royal Air Force as an apprentice, in August 1961, and spent 3 years at No. 1 Radio School, RAF Locking. He left the RAF in 1975, and after 2 years at the Chronometer Section, Royal Greenwich Observatory, joined the staff of Marconi Avionics, where he…

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