Solar Variability and Planetary Climates

This book provides an updated overview of the processes determining the influence of solar forcing on climate.

Author: Y. Calisesi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387483412

Category: Science

Page: 474

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This book provides an updated overview of the processes determining the influence of solar forcing on climate. It discusses in particular the most recent developments regarding the role of aerosols in the climate system and the new insights that could be gained from the investigation of terrestrial climate analogues. The book’s structure mirrors that of the ISSI workshop held in Bern in June 2005.
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Solar Variability and Climate

This volume is aimed at obtaining an overview of the current knowledge of the variability of the Sun and of the Earth's climate, and of their possible connections.

Author: E. Friis-Christensen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792367413

Category: Science

Page: 427

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The variability of the Sun is well established, as well as that of the Earth's climate. To what extent the two are connected, in the sense that solar variability drives climate, is the subject of considerable research and, in some cases, controversy. This volume is aimed at obtaining an overview of the current knowledge of the variability of the Sun and of the Earth's climate, and of their possible connections. It is a collection of introductory and contributed papers presented at an ISSI workshop, supplemented by a summary of the discussion sessions and a workshop, thus giving a coherent overview while still conveying the lively spirit that prevailed at the workshop. The volume is intended to provide the active researcher with an up-to-date status report while at the same time serving the advanced graduate student with introductory material in this field of research.
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The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth s Climate

While it does not provide findings, recommendations, or consensus on the current state of the science, The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate: A Workshop Report briefly introduces the primary topics discussed by presenters at ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309265645

Category: Science

Page: 70

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On September 8-9, 2011, experts in solar physics, climate models, paleoclimatology, and atmospheric science assembled at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado for a workshop to consider the Sun's variability over time and potential Sun-climate connections. While it does not provide findings, recommendations, or consensus on the current state of the science, The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate: A Workshop Report briefly introduces the primary topics discussed by presenters at the event. As context for these topics, the summary includes background information on the potential Sun-climate connection, the measurement record from space, and potential perturbations of climate due to long-term solar variability. This workshop report also summarizes some of the science questions explored by the participants as potential future research endeavors.
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Solar Variability and Its Effects on Climate

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 141.

Author: Varios Autores

Publisher: American Geophysical Union

ISBN: UOM:39015061147404

Category: Science

Page: 366

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 141. This monograph presents a state-of-the-art description of the most recent results on solar variability and its possible influence on the Earth's climate and atmosphere. Our primary goal in doing so is to review solar energy flux variations (both electromagnetic and particle) and understand their relations to solar magnetic field changes and global effects, their impact on different atmospheric layers, and—as a collaboration of scientists working on solar-terrestrial physics—to note unresolved questions on an important interdisciplinary area. One of the highest-level questions facing science today is whether the Earth's atmosphere and climate system changes in a way that we can understand and predict. The Earth's climate is the result of a complex and incompletely understood system of external inputs and interacting parts. Climate change can occur on various time scales as a consequence of natural variability—including solar variability—or anthropogenic causes, or both. The Sun's variability in the form of sunspots and related magnetic activity has been the subject of careful study ever since the earliest telescopic observations. High precision photometric observations of solar-type stars clearly show that year-to-year brightness variations connected with magnetic activity are a widespread phenomenon among such stars. As our nearest star, the Sun is the only star where we can observe and identify a variety of structures and processes which lead to variations in the solar energy output, in both radiative and particle fluxes. Studying event tiny changes in solar energy flux variations may teach us about internal processes taking place in the Sun's convective zone and below.
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Solar Variability Weather and Climate

Author: Assembly of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (U.S.). Geophysics Study Committee

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: UOM:39015006101995

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 106

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The Role of the Sun in Climate Change

This book reviews the physics of the concept of solar forcing, from its beginnings in the early 1800's and apparent success in the 1870's, to its near demise in the 1950's and recent resurgence.

Author: Douglas V. Hoyt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195357485

Category: Science

Page: 288

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The luminosity of the sun governs the temperatures of the planets. Yet the solar forcing, or driving, of climate, primarily due to changes in solar radiation, has never been well documented. Recent satellite measurements have shown that solar radiation varies as a function of time and wavelength, a concept that has been hypothesized for the past two centuries and has recently become a major topic with all the attention paid to global warming. This book reviews the physics of the concept of solar forcing, from its beginnings in the early 1800's and apparent success in the 1870's, to its near demise in the 1950's and recent resurgence. Since its emphasis is on solar variations as a driver for climate change, with only a brief discussion of other mechanisms, the book will be of most interest to students in climate studies.
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Solar Variability and Planetary Climates

This book provides an updated overview of the processes determining the influence of solar forcing on climate.

Author: Y. Calisesi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 038748339X

Category: Science

Page: 474

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This book provides an updated overview of the processes determining the influence of solar forcing on climate. It discusses in particular the most recent developments regarding the role of aerosols in the climate system and the new insights that could be gained from the investigation of terrestrial climate analogues. The book’s structure mirrors that of the ISSI workshop held in Bern in June 2005.
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