Oooops. Germany Forgot About Eclipses

Oooops. Germany Forgot About Eclipses and their effect on a power grid with lots of expensive solar.

The German power grid operators are dreading March 20, 2015. On this day Germany will see a partial solar eclipse during the morning. Should there be no clouds in the sky at this time, all solar power generating systems all over the country would be feeding in drastically less power into the grid in just a matter of minutes – and the grids would become dangerously destabilized.”

Read the rest at NoTricksZone.

 

Solar versus Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Anomaly

A request. (I don’t usually do requests)

Solar data from here. I graphed the highlighted items.

#                Quarterly Daily Solar Data
#
#                         Sunspot       Stanford GOES15
#           Radio  SESC     Area          Solar  X-Ray  ------ Flares ------
#           Flux  Sunspot  10E-6   New     Mean  Bkgd    X-Ray      Optical
#  Date     10.7cm Number  Hemis. Regions Field  Flux   C  M  X  S  1  2  3
#--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
2014 07 01  152    154      850      1    -999   B9.6   5  1  0 14  1  0  0

 

Anomaly means the difference from 1981-2010 average. CMXS just means the number of C,M,X and S class flares added together.

Discuss.

DSD_2_Antarctic anomaly  vs  Solar area DSD_2_Antarctic anomaly  vs  Solar C DSD_2_Antarctic anomaly  vs  Solar CMXS DSD_2_Antarctic anomaly  vs  Solar flux DSD_2_Antarctic anomaly  vs  Solar M DSD_2_Antarctic anomaly  vs  Solar S DSD_2_Antarctic anomaly  vs  Solar X DSD_2_Antarctic anomaly  vs  Solar sunspot