Space Science Reviews

, Volume 125, Issue 1–4, pp 319–330

The Role of Dynamics in Solar Forcing


DOI: 10.1007/s11214-006-9066-1

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Kodera, K. Space Sci Rev (2006) 125: 319. doi:10.1007/s11214-006-9066-1


This paper reviews the solar influence on climate through stratospheric dynamical processes. There are two possible processes, both being a consequence of the wave-mean flow interaction in the upper stratosphere. One involves changes in the vertical propagation of planetary waves and the resultant tropospheric circulation change in the extratropics of the winter hemisphere. The other involves change in the global meridional circulation in the stratosphere and associated convective activity change in the tropics. These processes have been discussed on an 11-year solar cycle, but they are also applicable for centennial-scale solar influence on climate.


solar influence climate change 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Meteorological Research InstituteTsukubaJapan

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