Do satellites detect trends in surface solar radiation?

@article{Pinker2005DoSD,
  title={Do satellites detect trends in surface solar radiation?},
  author={Rachel T. Pinker and B. Zhang and Ellsworth G. Dutton},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={308 5723},
  pages={
          850-4
        }
}
  • Rachel T. Pinker, B. Zhang, Ellsworth G. Dutton
  • Published 2005
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • Long-term variations in solar radiation at Earth's surface (S) can affect our climate, the hydrological cycle, plant photosynthesis, and solar power. Sustained decreases in S have been widely reported from about the year 1960 to 1990. Here we present an estimate of global temporal variations in S by using the longest available satellite record. We observed an overall increase in S from 1983 to 2001 at a rate of 0.16 watts per square meter (0.10%) per year; this change is a combination of a… CONTINUE READING

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