The Approaching New Grand Solar Minimum and Little Ice Age Climate Conditions

Nils-Axel Mörner
2015 Natural Science  
By about 2030-2040, the Sun will experience a new grand solar minimum. This is evident from multiple studies of quite different characteristics: the phasing of sunspot cycles, the cyclic observations of North Atlantic behaviour over the past millennium, the cyclic pattern of cosmogenic radionuclides in natural terrestrial archives, the motions of the Sun with respect to the centre of mass, the planetary spin-orbit coupling, the planetary conjunction history and the general
more » ... anetary-solar-terrestrial interaction. During the previous grand solar minima-i.e. the Spörer Minimum (ca 1440-1460), the Maunder Minimum (ca 1687-1703) and the Dalton Minimum (ca 1809-1821)-the climatic conditions deteriorated into Little Ice Age periods.
doi:10.4236/ns.2015.711052 fatcat:yfiuyyipora3hpor6cqcfpw2ga