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Solar Activity and Earth’s Climate


  • Covers a broad range of topics from the history of solar terrestrial studies to solar activity, the Earth's atmosphere and climatology

  • Emphasizes the importance of using established scientific methods to test hypothesised relationships between solar activity and Earth's climate


Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Pages 1-6
  3. Pages 7-27
  4. Pages 45-87
  5. Pages 89-148
  6. Pages 277-280
  7. Pages 281-284
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 285-331

About this book



This question has been a focus of scientific debate since the existence of sunspots was established in the early 17th century. Even today, however, the answer is not forthcoming; while there are valid reasons to believe that solar activity has some impact on the Earth's climate, the history of the subject shows that there have been many unsupported statements that over-estimate the effect of sunspots on climatic variations.

This updated and revised edition of "Solar Activity and Earth's Climate" introduces the reader to the subject of solar activity and the connection with the Earth's climate. It focuses on how knowledge about the solar cycle and Earth's climate is obtained, and provides an in depth discussion of observations, methods and the physics involved, together with the necessary statistics and analysis



Solar Science astronomy astrophysics atmosphere climate climatology environment environmental science ozone

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The Norwegian Meteorological InstituteOsloNorway

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