Impacts of multi-scale solar activity on climate. Part I: Atmospheric circulation patterns and climate extremes

@article{Weng2012ImpactsOM,
  title={Impacts of multi-scale solar activity on climate. Part I: Atmospheric circulation patterns and climate extremes},
  author={Hengyi Weng},
  journal={Advances in Atmospheric Sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={29},
  pages={867-886}
}
  • H. Weng
  • Published 20 June 2012
  • Environmental Science
  • Advances in Atmospheric Sciences
The impacts of solar activity on climate are explored in this two-part study. Based on the principles of atmospheric dynamics, Part I propose an amplifying mechanism of solar impacts on winter climate extremes through changing the atmospheric circulation patterns. This mechanism is supported by data analysis of the sunspot number up to the predicted Solar Cycle 24, the historical surface temperature data, and atmospheric variables of NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis up to the February 2011 for the Northern… Expand
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