An influence of solar spectral variations on radiative forcing of climate

@article{Haigh2010AnIO,
  title={An influence of solar spectral variations on radiative forcing of climate},
  author={Joanna D. Haigh and Anne Winning and Ralf Toumi and Jerald W Harder},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2010},
  volume={467},
  pages={696-699}
}
The thermal structure and composition of the atmosphere is determined fundamentally by the incoming solar irradiance. Radiation at ultraviolet wavelengths dissociates atmospheric molecules, initiating chains of chemical reactions—specifically those producing stratospheric ozone—and providing the major source of heating for the middle atmosphere, while radiation at visible and near-infrared wavelengths mainly reaches and warms the lower atmosphere and the Earth’s surface. Thus the spectral… 
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