Archive for June, 2009

Next solar cycle peak (solar maximum) will occur in 2012, er, 2013

June 2, 2009

The coming 11-year cycle of solar storms most likely started in December 2008 and will peak in 2013 – more than a year later than previously forecast – according to a revised forecast issued by NOAA’s Space Environment Center in coordination with an international panel of solar experts.

This web site has the 2007 prediction and the revision in May 2009: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/SolarCycle/SC24/index.html

Arctic sea ice will disappear

June 2, 2009

After paring their suite of 23 climate models
down to the best half-dozen, two researchers
now say with new confidence that summer ice
will most likely disappear around 2037.

SCIENCE VOL 323 27 MARCH 2009, p. 1655 (Richard Kerr)