Little Ice Age in Mughal India: Solar minima linked to droughts?
Article first published online: 26 OCT 2012
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 93, Issue 44, pages 437–438, 30 October 2012
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2012), Little Ice Age in Mughal India: Solar minima linked to droughts?, Eos Trans. AGU, 93(44), 437., (
- Issue published online: 26 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 26 OCT 2012
- solar irradiance cause flood drought;
- solar minimum;
- environmental impact;
- human civilizations
Sunspots—visibly dark spots on the Sun's surface caused by intense magnetic activity—are very active regions of the Sun. The Sun is referred to as quiet during the sunspot minima, when very few sunspots are seen; the activity of the Sun increases with higher numbers of sunspots. The variation in the number of sunspots during the solar minima and maxima shows a cyclic behavior with a period of about 11 years.