The Solar output and its variation
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The Solar output and its variation

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Published by Colorado Associated University Press in Boulder .
Written in English


  • Solar radiation.,
  • Solar wind.,
  • Solar magnetic fields.

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Statementedited by Oran R. White.
ContributionsWhite, Oran R.
LC ClassificationsQB531 .S58
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 526 p. :
Number of Pages526
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4885627M
LC Control Number76015773

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  The rate at which energy from the Sun reaches the top of Earth’s atmosphere is called “total solar irradiance” (or TSI). TSI fluctuates slightly from day to day and week to week. In addition to these rapid, short-term fluctuations, there is an year cycle in TSI measurements related to “sunspots” (a part of the Sun’s surface that is temporarily cooler and darker than its neighboring regions). In the current epoch, solar variation impacts on regional climate appear to be quite significant in, for example, Europe in winter, but on a global scale are likely to be much smaller than those due to increasing greenhouse gases. What are the sources of variation in solar radiation? There are two main sources of variation in solar Size: 3MB.   Variations in the Sun's total energy output (luminosity) are caused by changing dark (sunspot) and bright structures on the solar disk during the 11 .   'A Helioseismic Comparison of the Solar Minima Preceding Cycles 23 and 24' from Frank Hill, and 'A Shallow Solar Dynamo' - by Kenneth H. Schatten. In her Parker Lecture, Luhmann noted that with total spotless days accumulated in , and so far this year - we are in a prolonged period of solar activity minimum. This has been since