A new, lower value of total solar irradiance: Evidence and climate significance

@article{Kopp2011ANL,
  title={A new, lower value of total solar irradiance: Evidence and climate significance},
  author={Greg Kopp and Judith L. Lean},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={38}
}
  • G. Kopp, J. Lean
  • Published 16 January 2011
  • Environmental Science
  • Geophysical Research Letters
The most accurate value of total solar irradiance during the 2008 solar minimum period is 1360.8 ± 0.5 W m−2 according to measurements from the Total Irradiance Monitor (TIM) on NASA's Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) and a series of new radiometric laboratory tests. This value is significantly lower than the canonical value of 1365.4 ± 1.3 W m−2 established in the 1990s, which energy balance calculations and climate models currently use. Scattered light is a primary cause of the… 

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