Solar Variability and Planetary Climates

  • Y. Calisesi
  • R. -M. Bonnet
  • L. Gray
  • J. Langen
  • M. Lockwood

Part of the Space Sciences Series of ISSI book series (SSSI, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-3
  2. Introduction

    1. J. D. Haigh
      Pages 5-15
  3. Solar Output Variability

    1. R. -M. Bonnet
      Pages 17-24
    2. S. K. Solanki, N. A. Krivova
      Pages 25-37
    3. C. Fröhlich
      Pages 53-65
    4. J. Beer, M. Vonmoos, R. Muscheler
      Pages 67-79
    5. B. Heber, H. Fichtner, K. Scherer
      Pages 81-93
  4. Tropospheric Aerosols, Radiation Budget, and Changes

  5. Climate Change: Detection and Attribution

  6. Middle Atmospheric Response to Solar Variability

  7. Recent Space Data

    1. J. Langen
      Pages 371-379
    2. C. H. Jackman, M. T. Deland, G. J. Labow, E. L. Fleming, M. López-Puertas
      Pages 381-391
    3. A. Hauchecorne, J. -L. Bertaux, R. Lallement
      Pages 393-402
    4. M. López-Puertas, B. Funke, T. Von Clarmann, H. Fischer, G. P. Stiller
      Pages 403-416
    5. E. Hilsenrath, M. R. Schoeber, A. R. Douglass, P. K. Bhartia, J. Barnett, R. Beer et al.
      Pages 417-430
  8. Planetary Science

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 473-474

About this book


Variations in solar activity, as revealed by variations in the number of sunspots, have been observed since ancient times. To what extent changes in the solar output may affect planetary climates, though, remains today more than ever a subject of controversy. In 2000, the SSSI volume on Solar Variability and Climate reviewed the to-date understanding of the physics of solar variability and of the associated climate response. The present volume on Solar Variability and Planetary Climates provides an overview of recent advances in this field, with particular focus at the Earth's middle and lower atmosphere. The book structure mirrors that of the ISSI workshop held in Bern in June 2005, the collection of invited workshop contributions and of complementary introductory papers synthesizing the current understanding in key research areas such as middle atmospheric processes, stratosphere-troposphere dynamical coupling, tropospheric aerosols chemistry, solar storm influences, solar variability physics, and terrestrial climate analogues.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Y. Calisesi
    • 1
  • R. -M. Bonnet
    • 1
  • L. Gray
    • 2
  • J. Langen
    • 2
  • M. Lockwood
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.International Space Science Institute (ISSI)BernReadingSwitzerlandUK
  2. 2.European Space Agency — European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESA-ESTEC)NoordwijkThe Netherlands
  3. 3.CCLRC Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryDidcotUK
  4. 4.University of SouthhamptonSouthhamptonUK

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