[NZ4O Spaceweather] Are Sunspots Disappearing?

Thomas F. Giella NZ4O nz4o at tampabay.rr.com
Sat Aug 22 08:49:32 PDT 2009

Go to http://www.spaceweather.com and check out the article "Are Sunspot 
Disappearing?". Click on the link recent "EOS article" or go directly to the 
article in .pdf form at http://www.leif.org/EOS/2009EO300001.pdf .

I've been concerned for quite a while about the possibility that we are 
entering another "Dalton" type sunspot number minimum, a shorter version of 
the Maunder Minimum. Check out this web page link 
http://www.wcflunatall.com/Dalton%20Minimum.jpg .

Few sunspot groups and poor band conditions on 15-6 meters would be the 
least of our worries. The big concern would be global cooling for a period 
of 20-30 years. Another Dalton type Minimum would put quite a strain on 
natural resources such as food and petroleum and mass starvation could 
result in third and second world countries.

73 & GUD DX,
Thomas F. Giella, NZ4O
Lakeland, FL, USA
nz4o at arrl.net
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