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Influence of solar activity on the climate change

Abstract

We discuss problems which are of main importance for understanding the nature of climate changes in the 20th century and basic physical processes responsible for these changes. A possible role of solar activity in the Earth’s climate changes in the past and future is considered. As shown, physical mechanisms which can provide for the solar variability effect on the weather and climate are reduced to the control of the energy flux from the Earth to space. A special emphasis is given on the solar activity effect on climatic characteristics of the troposphere through the atmospheric electricity. We consider peculiarities of the response of thermal and dynamic regimes of the World Ocean and atmosphere to solar activity changes and processes in the atmosphere, ocean, and cryosphere. We also show and discuss results of the analysis of regularities and peculiarities of troposphere and the ocean surface temperature response to both isolated heliogeophysical disturbances and long-term changes in solar and geomagnetic activity.

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Original Russian Text © V.A. Kovalenko, G.A. Zherebtsov, 2014, published in Optika Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Kovalenko, V.A., Zherebtsov, G.A. Influence of solar activity on the climate change. Atmos Ocean Opt 27, 506–510 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1024856014060104

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Keywords

  • climate
  • ocean
  • troposphere
  • solar activity