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Influence of solar activity on the climate

One of my major research interests are astronomical influences on Earth's climate, in particular the relationship between solar variability and climate changes.

 

Recent research highlights 

February 2013: New paper: On the relation between solar activity and clear-sky terrestrial irradiance published in Solar Physics Preprint. See also my terrestrial irradiance page.  

August 2011: Are the most recent estimates for Maunder Minimum solar irradiance in agreement with temperature reconstructions?

April 2011: No evidence for a strong effect of solar activity on terrestrial insolation

March 2010: How would a new grand minimum of solar activity affect the future climate?

 

Publications related to the Sun-climate connection

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Feulner G., 2013: On the relation between solar activity and clear-sky terrestrial irradiance, Solar Physics, 282 (Issue 2, February 2013), 615-627. doi:10.1007/s11207-012-0129-z Preprint  
  • Feulner G., 2011: Comment on "Strong signature of the active Sun in 100 years of terrestrial insolation data" by W. Weber, Annalen der Physik, 523 (Issue 11, November 2011), 946-950. doi:10.1002/andp.201100179 icon_bibtex2.jpg   
  • Feulner G., 2011: Are the most recent estimates for Maunder Minimum solar irradiance in agreement with temperature reconstructions?, Geophysical Research Letters, 38 (Issue 16, August 2011), L16706. doi:10.1029/2011GL048529  icon_bibtex2.jpg
  • Feulner G., 2011: The Smithsonian solar constant data revisited: no evidence for a strong effect of solar activity in ground-based insolation data, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11 (Number 7, April 2011), 3291-3301. doi:10.5194/acp-11-3291-2011 icon_bibtex2.jpg
  • Feulner G., Rahmstorf S., 2010: On the Effect of a New Grand Minimum of Solar Activity on the Future Climate on Earth, Geophysical Research Letters, 37 (March 2010),  L05707. doi:10.1029/2010GL042710 icon_bibtex2.jpg

    Highlighted in: Nature, Geophysical Research Letters, Nature Reports Climate Change, Eos

 

Other publications

  • Goldberg R.A., Schatten K.H., Feulner G., 2011: Upper Atmosphere. In: Stephen H. Schneider, Terry L. Root, Michael D. Mastrandrea (Eds.): Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather, 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780199765324, Volume 3, Pages 214-220.
  • MacGregor K.B., Feulner G., 2011: Solar Wind. In: Stephen H. Schneider, Terry L. Root, Michael D. Mastrandrea (Eds.): Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather, 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780199765324, Volume 3, Pages 97-102.
  • Bell P.R., Feulner G., 2011: Moon. In: Stephen H. Schneider, Terry L. Root, Michael D. Mastrandrea (Eds.): Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather, 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780199765324, Volume 2, Pages 308-309.
  • Feulner G., 2011: Book Review: Carolus J. Schrijver, George L. Siscoe (Eds.): Heliophysics. Three volumes: Plasma Physics of the Local Cosmos - Space Storms and Radiation: Causes and Effects - Evolving Solar Activity and the Climates of Space and Earth, Sterne & Weltraum, 50 (No. 3, March 2011), 108.

 

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