AtmosNews: New Model Reveals Origins of the Sun's Seasons

The solar seasons — which change every six to 18 months from "bursty" to quiet, and vice versa — have been realistically simulated for the first time in a computer model of the Sun's shear layer beneath the turbulent outer shell, an advance that promises the ability to predict these seasonal fluctuations nearly a year in advance. (Story by Laura Snider, Senior Science Writer. Read more.)

Announcement Timing: 
December 6, 2017 to December 13, 2017