Eleven-year solar cycle variations in the atmosphere: observations, mechanisms and models

  title={Eleven-year solar cycle variations in the atmosphere: observations, mechanisms and models},
  author={K. Labitzke and K. Matthes},
  journal={The Holocene},
  pages={311 - 317}
  • K. Labitzke, K. Matthes
  • Published 2003
  • Environmental Science
  • The Holocene
  • The understanding of natural and anthropogenic climatic change is an important issue in recent studies. The influence of the Sun (11-year solar cycle) as a natural variability factor on the atmosphere is discussed. Statistical studies with observational data (NCEP/NCAR re-analyses) covering four solar cycles show high correlations between the 11 -year solar signal and meteorological parameters, e.g., the geopotential heights and temperatures, in the lower stratosphere and troposphere. Studies… CONTINUE READING
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