Amplifying the Pacific Climate System Response to a Small 11-Year Solar Cycle Forcing

@article{Meehl2009AmplifyingTP,
  title={Amplifying the Pacific Climate System Response to a Small 11-Year Solar Cycle Forcing},
  author={Gerald A. Meehl and Julie M. Arblaster and Katja Matthes and Fabrizio Sassi and Harry van Loon},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={325},
  pages={1114 - 1118}
}
More Than the Sum of the Parts The radiative output of the Sun varies distinctly with the 11-year cycle of sunspots, although the change in energy output is small—less than a tenth of a percent in magnitude. Nevertheless, that small variation produces changes in sea surface temperatures two or three times as large as it should, and the mechanism by which this occurs has remained unclear. Meehl et al. (p. 1114; see the news story by Kerr) employ three global, coupled climate models to simulate… 

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