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Solar Activity and Climate

  • C. J. E. Schuurmans
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 72)

Abstract

Solar activity cannot be disregarded as a possible external cause of the Little Ice Age and the 20th century climatic warming. Climatic responses to the 11- and 22-year solar cycles, although relatively weak are in evidence. Further (case-)studies of short-term influences of solar activity on the atmosphere may reveal the physical nature of these statistical sun-climate relationships. Suggested mechanisms have not been tested quantitatively in numerical models of the atmosphere, with the exception of the possible variation of the solar constant.

Keywords

Solar Activity Solar Cycle Maunder Minimum Solar Constant Sunspot Maximum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. E. Schuurmans
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Netherlands Meteorological InstituteDe BiltThe Netherlands

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