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The Role of the Sun in Climate Change.

Author: Douglas V Hoyt; Kenneth H Schatten
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reviews the physics of the concept of solar forcing, tracing its history from its beginnings in the early 1800s to its apparent success in the 1920s, to its near demise in the 1950s and its resurrection. The emphasis is on solar variation as a driver for climate change, with only a brief discussion of other mechanisms.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas V Hoyt; Kenneth H Schatten
ISBN: 9780195357486 0195357485
OCLC Number: 466431586
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
Contents: Contents; 1. Introduction; I. THE SUN; 2. Observations of the Sun; 3. Variations in Solar Brightness; II. THE CLIMATE; 4. Climate Measurement and Modeling; 5. Temperature; 6. Rainfall; 7. Storms; 8. Biota; 9. Cyclomania; III. THE LONGER TERM SUN/CLIMATE CONNECTION; 10. Solar and Climate Changes; 11. Alternative Climate-Change Theories; 12. Gaia or Athena? The Early Faint-Sun Paradox; 13. Final Thoughts; IV. APPENDICES; 1. Glossaries; 2. Solar and Terrestrial Data; 3. A Technical Discussion of Some Statistical Techniques used in Sun/Climate Studies; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H. IJ; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.

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Reviews the physics of the concept of solar forcing, tracing its history from its beginnings in the early 1800s to its apparent success in the 1920s, to its near demise in the 1950s and its resurrection. The emphasis is on solar variation as a driver for climate change, with only a brief discussion of other mechanisms.

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