Have Solar-Irradiance Variations Influenced Climate?

  • Michael E. Schlesinger
  • Navin Ramankutty
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 25)


In the past two years we published two papers in Nature which examined the issue of whether or not putative solar-irradiance variations have influenced the earth’s observed surface temperatures during the past 130 years (Schlesinger and Ramankutty, 1992, 1994). Here we summarize the approach and findings of these papers.


Temperature Anomaly Solar Irradiance North Atlantic Ocean Singular Spectrum Analysis Power Spectrum Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael E. Schlesinger
    • 1
  • Navin Ramankutty
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Atmospheric SciencesUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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