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The Sun, Solar Analogs and the Climate

Saas-Fee Advanced Course 34 2004 Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy

  • Isabelle Rüedi
  • Werner Schmutz
  • Manuel Güdel

Part of the Saas-Fee Advanced Courses book series (SAASFEE, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 417-425

About this book


This book presents the lectures notes of the 34th Saas-Fee Advanced Course "The Sun, Solar Analogs and the Climate" given by leading scientists in the field. Emphasis is on the observed variability of the Sun and the present understanding of the variability’s origin as well as its impact on the Earth's climate. The solar variability is then studied in the broader context of solar-type stars, allowing for better understanding of the solar-activity cycle and the magnetic activity in general. This book provides an accessible and up-to-date introduction to the field for graduate students and serves as modern source of reference for active researchers in this field.


Climate Dynamics Cloud Corona Greenhouse effect Heliosphere Planet Scale Smog Solar Activity Solar Type Stars Solar Variability solar

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Space and Atmospheric Physics Blackett LaboratoryImperial CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.National Solar Observatory/NOAOTucsonUSA
  3. 3.Space Science and Technology DepartmentRutherford Appleton Laboratory Chilton DidcotOxfordshireUK
  4. 4.School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Southampton HighfieldSouthamptonUK

Editors and affiliations

  • Isabelle Rüedi
    • 1
  • Werner Schmutz
    • 1
  • Manuel Güdel
    • 2
  1. 1.Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium DavosWorld Radiation CenterDavos DorfSwitzerland
  2. 2.Paul Scherrer Institut Würenlingen and VilligenVilligen PSISwitzerland

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