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The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate

The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate
A Workshop Report. Committee on the Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate; Space Studies Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Science; National Research Council
NAS Press | 2012 | ISBN: 0309265649 9780309265645 | 71 pages | PDF | 5 MB


This Report briefly introduces the primary topics discussed by presenters at the event, and includes background information on the potential Sun-climate connection, the measurement record from space, and potential perturbations of climate due to long-term solar variability.

Experts in solar physics, climate models, paleoclimatology, and atmospheric science assembled at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado for a workshop to consider the Sun's variability over time and potential Sun-climate connections.
This workshop report also summarizes some of the science questions explored by the participants as potential future research endeavors.

Contents
OVERVIEW
1 BACKGROUND
The Potential Sun-Climate Connection
The Measurement Record from Space
Potential Perturbations of Climate Due to Solar Variability
This Workshop Report
2 WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

Evidence of Sun-Climate Connections on Different Timescales
Mechanisms for Sun-Climate Connections
3 PANEL DISCUSSION
APPENDIXES
A Statement of Task and Preliminary Workplan
B Workshop Agenda and Participants
C Abstracts Prepared by Workshop Speakers
D Biographies of Committee Members and Staff
E Acronyms and Terms


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