From Dimming to Brightening: Decadal Changes in Solar Radiation at Earth's Surface

  title={From Dimming to Brightening: Decadal Changes in Solar Radiation at Earth's Surface},
  author={Martin Wild and Hans Gilgen and Andreas Roesch and Atsumu Ohmura and Charles N. Long and Ellsworth G. Dutton and Bruce W. Forgan and Ain Kallis and Viivi Russak and A. V. Tsvetkov},
  pages={847 - 850}
Variations in solar radiation incident at Earth's surface profoundly affect the human and terrestrial environment. A decline in solar radiation at land surfaces has become apparent in many observational records up to 1990, a phenomenon known as global dimming. Newly available surface observations from 1990 to the present, primarily from the Northern Hemisphere, show that the dimming did not persist into the 1990s. Instead, a widespread brightening has been observed since the late 1980s. This… Expand

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