Climate and Weather of the Sun-Earth System (CAWSES)

Highlights from a Priority Program

  • Franz-Josef Lübken

Part of the Springer Atmospheric Sciences book series (SPRINGERATMO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Mark Weber, Joseph Pagaran, Sebastian Dikty, Christian von Savigny, John P. Burrows, Matt DeLand et al.
    Pages 39-54
  3. Horst Fichtner, Bernd Heber, Klaudia Herbst, Andreas Kopp, Klaus Scherer
    Pages 55-78
  4. Susanne Rohs, Reinhold Spang, Lars Hoffmann, Franz Rohrer, Cornelius Schiller
    Pages 79-87
  5. Daniel Rzesanke, Denis Duft, Thomas Leisner
    Pages 89-107
  6. Björn-Martin Sinnhuber, Gregor Kiesewetter, John P. Burrows, Ulrike Langematz
    Pages 149-170
  7. Martin Kaufmann, Manfred Ern, Catrin Lehmann, Martin Riese
    Pages 171-188
  8. Christina Arras, Jens Wickert, Christoph Jacobi, Georg Beyerle, Stefan Heise, Torsten Schmidt
    Pages 207-221
  9. Jan Maik Wissing, Jan Philipp Bornebusch, May-Britt Kallenrode
    Pages 223-234
  10. Thomas Reddmann, Bernd Funke, Paul Konopka, Gabriele Stiller, Stefan Versick, Bärbel Vogel
    Pages 247-273
  11. Andreas J. G. Baumgaertner, Patrick Jöckel, Alan D. Aylward, Matthew J. Harris
    Pages 301-316
  12. Franz-Josef Lübken, Uwe Berger, Johannes Kiliani, Gerd Baumgarten, Jens Fiedler
    Pages 317-338
  13. Markus Rapp, Irina Strelnikova, Qiang Li, Norbert Engler, Georg Teiser
    Pages 339-363

About this book


CAWSES (Climate and Weather of the Sun-Earth System) is the most important scientific program of SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics). CAWSES has triggered a scientific priority program within the German Research Foundation for a period of 6 years. Approximately 30 scientific institutes and 120 scientists were involved in Germany with strong links to international partners. The priority program focuses on solar influence on climate, atmospheric coupling processes, and space climatology.

This book summarizes the most important results from this program covering some important research topics from the Sun to climate. Solar related processes are studied including the evolution of solar radiation with relevance to climate. Results regarding the influence of the Sun on the terrestrial atmosphere from the troposphere to the thermosphere are presented including stratospheric ozone, mesospheric ice clouds, geomagnetic effects, and their relevance to climate. Several chapters highlight the importance of coupling mechanisms within the atmosphere, covering transport mechanisms of photochemically active species, dynamical processes such as gravity waves, tides, and planetary waves, and feedback mechanisms between the thermal and dynamical structure of the atmosphere. Special attention is paid to climate signals in the middle and upper atmosphere and their significance relative to natural variability.

Audience: This book will be of interest to scientists and researchers in atmospheric physics/chemistry and in climate.


Atmospheric physics Climate and weather of the Sun/Earth system Coupling from the troposphere to thermosphere Solar physics Solar/terrestrial physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Franz-Josef Lübken
    • 1
  1. 1.Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric PhysicsRostock UniversityKühlungsbornGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4347-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4348-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-5217
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-5225
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