Reconstruction of solar irradiance variations in cycle 23

  title={Reconstruction of solar irradiance variations in cycle 23},
  author={Natalie A. Krivova and Sami K. Solanki and M. Fligge and Yvonne C Unruh},
A model of solar irradiance variations is presented which is based on the assumption that solar surface magnetism is responsible for all total irradiance changes on time scales of days to years. A time series of daily magnetograms and empirical models of the thermal structure of magnetic features (sunspots, faculae) are combined to reconstruct total (and spectral) irra- diance from 1996 to 2002. Comparisons with observational data reveal an excellent correspondence, although the model only… 

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