Geomagnetism and Aeronomy

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 15–20 | Cite as

Possible manifestation of nonlinear effects when solar activity affects climate changes

  • M. G. OgurtsovEmail author
  • O. M. Raspopov
  • M. Oinonen
  • H. Jungner
  • M. Lindholm


The response of the nonlinear oscillatory system to an insignificant external disturbance has been considered as applied to the effect of solar activity on climatic processes. Based on a simplified model, it has been indicated that the response of a nonlinear oscillator to a weak disturbing impact can be substantial. The oscillator fluctuation spectrum can decrease under the action of a disturbing factor. This means that the effect of an even weak solar or cosmophysical signal to the Earth’s climatic system can lead to significant climate variations if this system is nonlinear. However, it will be rather difficult to identify the solar—climatic nature of these variations because a linear relation between the cause and response is absent.


Solar Activity Solar Cycle Solar Phys Nonlinear Oscillator Fourier Spectrum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Ogurtsov
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • O. M. Raspopov
    • 3
  • M. Oinonen
    • 4
  • H. Jungner
    • 4
  • M. Lindholm
    • 5
  1. 1.Ioffe Physical-Technical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Main Astronomical (Pulkovo) ObservatoryRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere, and Radiowave Propagation, St. Petersburg BranchRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.Dating LaboratoryUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  5. 5.MetlaRovaniemiFinland

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