A Mini Ice Age is upon us according to a Math professor’s Solar Cycle model that is up to 97% accurate.
A new model of the Sun’s solar cycle is producing unprecedentedly accurate predictions of irregularities within the Sun’s 11-year heartbeat. The model draws on dynamo effects in two layers of the Sun, one close to the surface and one deep within its convection zone. Predictions from the model suggest that solar activity will fall by 60 percent during the 2030’s to conditions last seen during the ‘mini ice age’ that began in 1645.
There are some things that mankind can do little about. It’s not climate change but our Sun’s activity which plays a crucial role in everything around us.
A mathematical model has shown that the sun could ‘calm down’ in the coming years creating major events on Earth.
It’s not a secret that life on Earth has been very dependent on how the Sun functions, which is why it is extremely important to study our star.
Professor Valentina Zharkova from the University of Northumbria claims that her findings come from a computer model of sunspots that has made “unprecedentedly accurate predictions.”
The model—which has proven to have a 97% accuracy when mapping the past movements of sunspots, using data of solar cycles from 1976 to 2008—has some alarming predictions for Earth’s future: A mini Ice Age that could strike our planet as soon as 2030.
In order to come to these conclusions, scientists mapped the movement of solar fluid in roughly 11-year cycles, which correspond to weather cycles on Earth.
Cycle 25—around the year 2022— a pair of waves will migrate from the Northern and Southern hemispheres of the sun, getting out of sync and reducing solar actively.
“In cycle 26, the two waves exactly mirror each other – peaking at the same time but in opposite hemispheres of the Sun. Their interaction will be disruptive, or they will nearly cancel each other. We predict that this will lead to the properties of a ‘Maunder minimum’,” said Zharkova.
The so-called Maunder minimum was a period that lasted from around 1645 to 1715, when to sun barely produced any sunspots resulting in a mini ice age on Earth. During that 70-year period, parts of Northern Europe and the United States were conquered by uncharacteristically cold winters.
Interestingly, the river Thames, flowing through London, froze for a seven-week period and was passable by foot.