Reconstruction of solar irradiance since 1610: Implications for climate change

  title={Reconstruction of solar irradiance since 1610: Implications for climate change},
  author={Judith L. Lean and Juerg Beer and Raymond S. Bradley},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
Solar total and ultraviolet (UV) irradiances are reconstructed annually from 1610 to the present. This epoch includes the Maunder Minimum of anomalously low solar activity (circa 1645-1715) and the subsequent increase to the high levels of the present Modern Maximum. In this reconstruction, the Schwabe (11-year) irradiance cycle and a longer term variability component are determined separately, based on contemporary solar and stellar monitoring. The correlation of reconstructed solar irradiance… 

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