Solar Science Resource Links

This page will house links to various resources and information about Solar Science, Solar Cycles and anything Sun related.

 

100,000-Year Climate Pattern Linked To Sun’s Magnetic Cycles (Dartmouth College)
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~news/releas…

Breathing Cycles in Earth’s Upper Atmosphere Linked to Solar Wind Disturbances (University of Colorado at Boulder)
http://www.colorado.edu/news/r/32abc3…

Changes In Sun’s Intensity Tied To Recurrent Droughts In Maya Region (University of Florida)
http://news.ufl.edu/2001/05/17/maya/

Cosmic Rays Linked To Global Warming (University of New York)
http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/prrl/prrl0…

Evidence For Sun-climate Link Reported By UMaine Scientists (University of Maine)
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_release…

Flares From Sun’s Far Side May Affect Space Weather Of Inner Planets (Swedish Institute of Space Physics)
http://www.europlanet-eu.org/demo/ind…

Greater Solar Activity May Bring United States More Gray Days (NASA)
http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/topstory/200…

Holes In Sun’s Corona Linked To Atmospheric Temperature Changes On Earth (Long Island University)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/…

NASA Finds Sun-Climate Connection in Old Nile Records (NASA)
http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/look…

NASA Study Finds Increasing Solar Trend That Can Change Climate (NASA)
http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/s…

New Analysis Shows Earth’s Lower Stratosphere In Synch With Solar Cycle (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
http://www.ucar.edu/communications/ne…

Northern Climate, Ecosystems Driven By Cycles Of Changing Sunlight (University Of Illinois)
http://news.illinois.edu/scitips/03/0…

Scientists Determine Biological And Ecosystem Changes In Polar Regions Linked To Solar Variability (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
https://publicaffairs.llnl.gov/news/n…

Solar Cycle Linked to Global Climate (National Science Foundation)
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp…

Sun’s Direct Role In Global Warming May Be Underestimated, Duke Physicists Report (Duke University)
http://news.duke.edu/2005/09/sunwarm….

Sun’s Magnetic Field May Impact Weather And Climate: Sun Cycle Can Predict Rainfall Fluctuations (University of New England, Australia)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/…

The Sun’s Chilly Impact On Earth (NASA)
http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/topstory/200…

The Sun Is More Active Now Than Over The Last 8000 Years (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research)
http://www.mpg.de/english/illustratio…

The Truth About Polar Bears

Originally Published @ CanadianGeographic.caFull Article Here

Depending on whom you ask, the North’s sentinel species is either on the edge of extinction or an environmental success story. An in-depth look at the complicated, contradictory and controversial science behind the sound bites.

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From the article:

On the western shore of Hudson Bay, it’s sometimes hard to remember that polar bears are supposed to be going extinct. Every fall, hundreds of bears gather near Churchill, Man., waiting for the bay to freeze so that they can head out onto the ice to hunt for seals. During this period, people in town treat polar bears more like nuisances than a sentinel species whose condition is regarded as the clearest evidence of the coming global climate apocalypse…

…The current scientific consensus places the worldwide polar bear population between 20,000 and 25,000 animals. Prior to the 1973 worldwide restriction on commerical polar bear hunting, that number was dramatically lower, so low that a meeting of polar bear specialists in 1965 concluded that extinction was a real possibility. Some reports even estimated the number of bears as low as 5,000 worldwide. Yet by 1990, Ian Stirling — at the time, the senior research scientist for the Canadian Wildlife Service and a professor of zoology at the University of Alberta; basically, one of the most respected polar bear scientists on the planet — felt comfortable answering the question as to whether polar bears are an endangered species by stating flatly: “They are not.” He went on to say that “the world population of polar bears is certainly greater than 20,000 and could be as high as 40,000 … I am inclined toward the upper end of that range.” Although old studies are sketchy, clearly more polar bears are alive today than there were 50 years ago, an essentially heartening fact that has not managed to pierce the public consciousness…