Empirical evidence for a celestial origin of the climate oscillations and its implications

  title={Empirical evidence for a celestial origin of the climate oscillations and its implications},
  author={Nicola Scafetta},
  journal={Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics},
  • N. Scafetta
  • Published 25 May 2010
  • Physics, Environmental Science
  • Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics

On the sixty-year periodicity in climate and astronomical series

In a recent article by Scafetta, 2010, the author investigates whether or not the decadal and multi-decadal climate oscillations have an astronomical origin. In particular, the author note that

Signals from the planets, via the Sun to the Earth

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Discussion on the spectral coherence between planetary, solar and climate oscillations: a reply to some critiques

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Possible forcing of global temperature by the oceanic tides.

  • C. D. KeelingT. Whorf
  • Environmental Science
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 1997
It is proposed that the dissipation of extreme tides increases vertical mixing of sea water, thereby causing episodic cooling near the sea surface, which explains near-decadal temperature periodicities and may also apply to variability in temperature and climate on other times-scales.

The 1,800-year oceanic tidal cycle: a possible cause of rapid climate change.

  • C. D. KeelingT. Whorf
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 2000
It is proposed that strong tidal forcing causes cooling at the sea surface by increasing vertical mixing in the oceans by resonances in the periodic motions of the earth and moon.

A large discontinuity in the mid-twentieth century in observed global-mean surface temperature

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Celestial driver of Phanerozoic climate

Atmospheric levels of CO2 are commonly assumed to be a main driver of global climate. Independent empirical evidence suggests that the galactic cosmic ray flux (CRF) is linked to climate variability.

Significant longer-term periodicities in the proxy record of the Indian monsoon rainfall

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