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Maunder Minimum

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  • proper noun astronomy The period between 1645 and 1715 marked by records and other indications of very low levels of sunspot activity of Earth's sun, corresponding to a period of global cooling.

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  • During one such period, called the Maunder Minimum, from 1645 to 1715, observers also recorded winters that were unusually and bitterly cold.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • During one such period, called the Maunder Minimum, from 1645 to 1715, observers also recorded winters that were unusually and bitterly cold.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • This period is called the Maunder Minimum after the English astronomer who studied it.

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  • This period is called the Maunder Minimum after the English astronomer who studied it.

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  • The clearest instance of the process, by far, is that of the Maunder Minimum, which refers to a period from 1650 to 1700, during which the Sun had not a single spot on its face.

    Harold Ambler: Mr. Gore: Apology Accepted

  • Whether the Grand Solar Minimum, if it comes to pass, is as serious as the Maunder Minimum is not knowable, at present.

    Harold Ambler: Mr. Gore: Apology Accepted

  • On the Maunder Minimum, which cooling advocates link to the current lack of sunspots:

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  • It is hypothesized that during times of low amplitude, like the Maunder Minimum, the sun's output of radiation is reduced.

    Causes of climate change

  • The Maunder Minimum co-incided with part of a period that has come to be known as the Little Ice Age, when winter weather overall grew colder in parts of Europe.

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  • Maunder Minimum, it wouldn't be remotely enough to counteract the warming effect from increasing levels of greenhouse gases.

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