The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)


solar maximum
Definition: The period of greatest activity during the sun's solar cycle when sunspots, solar flares, and solar radiation increase to their highest level. This is in contrast to a solar minimum, which is a period of low solar activity.

Notes:
1. Solar minima and maxima are the two extremes of the sun's 11-year activity cycle.

2. Click here to read about an NCAR computer program designed to predict solar cycles.


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