A return to low solar activity, which includes a drop in UV output, leads to a bigger cooling effect – especially during winter - for northern Europe, the UK and eastern parts of North America. New research by UK’s Met Office has looked at the regional climate impacts of a 'Grand Solar Minimum' and used a climate model to simulate conditions between 2050 and 2099, crucially including a solar output decreasing to Maunder Minimum levels. A Solar Minimum = A cooler Earth – be prepared!
Source of this information is research led by UK's Met office and published recently in Nature Communications. The study was a collaboration between scientists at the Met Office and the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford and University of Reading in the UK, and the University of Colorado in the US. [http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150623/ncomms8535/full/ncomms8535.html]
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