Climate Variability and Sunspot Activity

Analysis of the Solar Influence on Climate

  • Indrani Roy

Part of the Springer Atmospheric Sciences book series (SPRINGERATMO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Climatology, General Circulation, Climate Variability and Stratosphere-Troposphere Coupling

  3. Atmosphere-Ocean Coupling and Solar Variability

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      Pages 69-69
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      Pages 117-139
  4. Other Major Influences on Climate

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      Pages 141-141
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      Pages 157-163
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 213-218

About this book


This book promotes a better understanding of the role of the sun on natural climate variability. It is a comprehensive reference book that appeals to an academic audience at the graduate, post-graduate and PhD level and can be used for lectures in climatology, environmental studies and geography.

This work is the collection of lecture notes as well as synthesized analyses of published papers on the described subjects. It comprises 18 chapters and is divided into three parts: Part I discusses general circulation, climate variability, stratosphere-troposphere coupling and various teleconnections. Part II mainly explores the area of different solar influences on climate. It also discusses various oceanic features and describes ocean-atmosphere coupling. But, without prior knowledge of other important influences on the earth’s climate, the understanding of the actual role of the sun remains incomplete. Hence, Part III covers burning issues such as greenhouse gas warming, volcanic influences, ozone depletion in the stratosphere, Arctic and Antarctic sea ice, etc. At the end of the book, there are few questions and exercises for students. This book is based on the lecture series that was delivered at the University of Oulu, Finland as part of M.Sc./ PhD module.  


Schwabe Cycle Eleven-year solar cycle El Nino - Southern Oscillation (ENSO) North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) Atmosphere-Ocean Coupling Quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO)

Authors and affiliations

  • Indrani Roy
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematics and Physical SciencesUniversity of Exeter, College of EngineeringExeterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-77106-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-77107-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-5217
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-5225
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