Update - Storm Warning. Scientists Say Sun\'s Next Cycle Stronger

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Update - Storm Warning. Scientists Say Sun's Next Cycle Stronger

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LOS ANGELES - A new computer model suggests the next solar cycle will be more active than the previous one, potentially spawning magnetic storms that will be more disruptive to communication systems on Earth.

The next sunspot cycle will be between 30 percent to 50 percent more intense than the last one, scientists said Monday.

The cycle will also begin a year later than expected, in late 2007 or early 2008, and peak around 2012, said Mausumi Dikpati of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo.

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I find this very interesting. They had said previously that the next cycle would be less intense, now they claim it will be more intense and that it will peak in 2012.

A large solar flare is seen erupting from the sun in a 2003 image captured...

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By YCON: posted on 8-3-2006

Solar Storm Warning

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March 10, 2006: It's official: Solar minimum has arrived. Sunspots have all but vanished. Solar flares are nonexistent. The sun is utterly quiet.

Like the quiet before a storm.

This week researchers announced that a storm is coming--the most intense solar maximum in fifty years. The prediction comes from a team led by Mausumi Dikpati of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). "The next sunspot cycle will be 30% to 50% stronger than the previous one," she says. If correct, the years ahead could produce a burst of solar activity second only to the historic Solar Max of 1958.

That was a solar maximum. The Space Age was just beginning: Sputnik was launched in Oct. 1957 and Explorer 1 (the first US satellite) in Jan. 1958. In 1958 you couldn't tell that a solar storm was underway by looking at the bars on your cell phone; cell phones didn't exist. Even so, people knew something big was happening when Northern Lights were sighted three times in Mexico. A similar maximum now would be noticed by its effect on cell phones, GPS, weather satellites and many other modern technologies.

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Here's another article on the big solar storms to come. This one says the storm comes a year earlier.

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By YCON: posted on 11-3-2006

Wow thats interesting, I wonder how it will affect satellites and if they can be shielded... in 10 more years we will be so reliant on the satellites to provide us with information.

Would be a great time for a less technological country to wage war on a more advanced one, wouldn't it?
By netchicken: posted on 11-3-2006








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