The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate: A Workshop Report
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On September 8-9, 2011, experts in solar physics, climate models, paleoclimatology, and atmospheric science assembled at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado for a workshop to consider the Sun's variability over time and potential Sun-climate connections.

While it does not provide findings, recommendations, or consensus on the current state of the science, The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate: A Workshop Report briefly introduces the primary topics discussed by presenters at the event. As context for these topics, the summary includes background information on the potential Sun-climate connection, the measurement record from space, and potential perturbations of climate due to long-term solar variability. This workshop report also summarizes some of the science questions explored by the participants as potential future research endeavors.

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  • Earth Sciences — Climate, Weather and Meteorology
  • Space and Aeronautics — Astronomy and Astrophysics

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70 pages | 8 1/2 x 11
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ISBN: 978-0-309-26564-5
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National Research Council. The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate: A Workshop Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2012.

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