Secular Solar and Geomagnetic Variations in the Last 10,000 Years

  • F. R. Stephenson
  • A. W. Wolfendale

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 236)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Sun

  3. The Sun from Historical Records

    1. F. R. Stephenson
      Pages 109-129
    2. D. M. Willis, C. M. Doidge, M. A. Hapgood, K. K. C. Yau, F. R. Stephenson
      Pages 187-202
    3. John H. Parkinson, F. R. Stephenson, L. V. Morrison
      Pages 203-207
  4. The Sun and Climate

  5. Solar and Geomagnetic Signals in Cosmogenic Nuclides and Sea Sediments

About this book

Introduction

Solar and geomagnetic variability are of considerable interest for scientists of many different persuasions and indeed one has the distinct impression that for the sun at least, there is direct relevance for mankind in general as the interrelation between solar and terrestrial phenomena is starting to be appreciated. From the vast time scale of interest in the variability field, attention was confined to the last 10,000 years in a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held from April 6 - 10, 1987 in Durham, England, and the present publication comprises the lectures given there. Such a Workshop was very timely in view of the impressive new data available from 14C analysis in dated tree rings and lOBe in polar ice cores, from natural palaeomagnetic records in lacustrine sediments and from archaeomagnetic material. Also to be mentioned are new studies of historical accounts of naked-eye sunspots and aurorae. All the data have contributed to improvements in under­ standing the relative variations of solar properties, the geomagnetic field and climate and it is hoped that this volume will convey the flavour of these advances in knowledge. A feature of the Workshop was the lively discussions which followed so many of the papers. There were several instances of healthy disagreement and this is reflected in the opposing views presented inanumber of the papers published here.

Keywords

Scale Smog Sunspot Variation astronomy climate cosmic ray cosmology environment paleoclimate solar solar activity sun

Editors and affiliations

  • F. R. Stephenson
    • 1
  • A. W. Wolfendale
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of DurhamDurhamEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-3011-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7853-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3011-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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