On a Plausible Physical Mechanism Linking the Maunder Minimum to the Little Ice Age
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CitationNesme-Ribes, E., & Mangeney, A. (1992). On a plausible physical mechanism linking the Maunder Minimum to the Little Ice Age. Radiocarbon, 34(2), 263-270.
AbstractTo understand better the Earth's climate, we need to know precisely how much radiation the Sun generates. We present here a simple physical mechanism describing the convective processes at the time of low sunspot activity. According to this model, the kinetic energy increased during the Maunder Minimum, causing a decrease of the solar radiation that was sufficient to produce a little Ice Age.