[NZ4O Spaceweather] latest solar cycle prediction

Thomas F. Giella thomasfgiella at tampabay.rr.com
Fri May 4 06:08:54 PDT 2012

For what it's worth, when the solar cycle 24 forecasts began coming out back 
in 2008, I forecasted that it would be the smallest solar cycle in 100 
years. At the time almost all of the other forecasts were for a large cycle. 
You can see my discussions at http://www.wcflunatall.com/nz4o4.htm  .

A major problem when making solar cycle forecasts is that there is no agreed 
upon scientific standard as to what constitutes the beginning or ending of a 
particular solar cycle. Therefore we don't know until we look in the past.

Here are my solar cycle 24 forecasts. The fact that I produced two forecast 
updates means that I don't know what I'm talking about either.

November 02, 2010, a smoothed sunspot number (SSN) peak of 95 in December 

March 30, 2009 a smoothed sunspot number (SSN) peak of 100 in July 2013.

February 1, 2008 a smoothed sunspot number (SSN) peak of 105 in October 

73 & GUD DX,
Thomas F. Giella, NZ4O
Retired Meteorologist & Solar Physicist
Lakeland, FL, USA
thomasfgiella at tampabay.rr.com

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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 03 May 2012 21:49:00 -0500
From: Todd <todftscytj7707 at aol.com>
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Subject: Re: [IRCA] latest solar cycle prediction
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Just a curious piece of information from Coast to Coast radio show: They 
fully believe we are in a ongoing low sunspot activity and have believed 
this for several years now.

Todd Skaine
Woodbury, MN
2010, PL 310 or
Toyota radio

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