Evolution of the solar irradiance during the Holocene

@article{Vieira2011EvolutionOT,
  title={Evolution of the solar irradiance during the Holocene},
  author={Luis Eduardo Antunes Vieira and Sami K. Solanki and Natalie A. Krivova and Ilya G. Usoskin},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2011},
  volume={531}
}
Context. Long-term records of solar radiative output are vital for understanding solar variability and past climate change. Measurements of solar irradiance are available for only the last three decades, which calls for reconstructions of this quantity over longer time scales using suitable models. Aims. We present a physically consistent reconstruction of the total solar irradiance for the Holocene. Methods. We extend the SATIRE (Spectral And Total Irradiance REconstruction) models to estimate… Expand
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