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The role of the sun in climate change

by Douglas V. Hoyt

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Solar activity,
  • Climatic changes -- Effect of solar activity on

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-274) and index.

    StatementDouglas V. Hoyt, Kenneth H. Schatten.
    ContributionsSchatten, Kenneth H.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC883.2.S6 H69 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 279 p. :
    Number of Pages279
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL973921M
    ISBN 100195094131, 019509414X
    LC Control Number96010848

      No. The Sun can influence the Earth’s climate, but it isn’t responsible for the warming trend we’ve seen over the past few decades. The Sun is a giver of life; it helps keep the planet warm enough for us to survive. We know subtle changes in the Earth’s orbit around the Sun are responsible for the comings and goings of the ice ages. Caption for Item 2: Cloud Cover Plays a Key Role in Climate Change. Clouds are Earth's natural blanket. Clouds trap the Sun's light, helping to maintain a regular temperature range for the Earth; however, some sunlight bounces off the tops of clouds and is reflected back into space.

    Get this from a library! The Role of the Sun in Climate Change.. [Douglas V Hoyt; Kenneth H Schatten] -- Reviews the physics of the concept of solar forcing, tracing its history from its beginnings in the early s to its apparent success in the s, to its near demise in the s and its. Non-Human Influences on Climate Change Before the Industrial Age, the sun and volcanic eruptions were the major influences on Earth's climate change. Earth warmed and cooled in cycles. Major cool periods were ice ages, with the most recent ending ab years ago.

      To launch the Climate Change Deep Dive, ALI Fellows explored the physics behind climate sor Peter Huybers of the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences presented a scientific perspective on the fundamentals of climate change. In the session, Huybers explained that while we have long known that man-made greenhouse gases would lead to climate change.   Of course, the Sun is an important factor in climate, and changes in solar output are suspected to be behind large climate events such as the Little Ice Age. But how the Sun .


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Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The luminosity of the sun governs the temperatures o /5(5). The luminosity of the sun governs the temperatures of the planets.

Yet the solar forcing, or driving, of climate, primarily due to changes in solar radiation, has never been well documented.

Recent satellite measurements have shown that solar radiation varies as a function of time and wavelength, a concept that has been hypothesized for the past two centuries and has recently become a major 5/5(1). The luminosity of the sun governs the temperatures of the planets. Yet the solar forcing, or driving, of climate, primarily due to changes in solar radiation, has never been well documented.

Recent satellite measurements have shown that solar radiation varies as a function of time and wavelength, a concept that has been hypothesized for the past two centuries and has recently become a major.

What Is the Sun's Role in Climate Change. From NASA's Global Climate Change Website. The Sun powers life on Earth; it helps keep the planet warm enough for us to survive. It also influences Earth’s climate: We know subtle changes in Earth’s orbit around the Sun are responsible for the comings and goings of the past ice ages.

The original idea was that sunspot cycles influence climate on an year cycle, a concept explained in a book by Hoyt and Schatten (), The Role of the Sun in Climate Change. Sunspots are huge magnetic storms that show up as darker regions on the sun’s surface.

They tend to occur in cycles, with the number and size reaching a maximum. The Sun provides the primary source of energy driving Earth’s climate system, but its variations have played very little role in the climate changes observed in recent decades.

Direct satellite measurements since the late s show no net increase in the Sun’s output, while at the same time global surface temperatures have increased. The Sun-climate connection. The Sun is the source of most of the energy that drives the biological and physical processes in the world around us—in oceans and on land it fuels plant growth that forms the base of the food chain, and in the atmosphere it warms air which drives our weather.

Merchants of Doubt follows a group of high-level scientists and advisers who have purposefully misled the public, denying evidence of climate change in an effort to placate corporate and political interests. Promising review: "Exceptional. Put this book at the very top of your reading list.

The authors provide a clear, stunning, and engaging history of how a handful of scientists were able to. The sunspot-climate part of the connection isn't a new idea.

Astronomer Royal, William Herschel, noticed a correlation between sunspots and the price of wheat in England two centuries ago. The final part discusses possible alternative explanations for variations in the sun and climate on time scales from decades to billions of years The book has an impressive bibliography of nearly articles and papers on the sun's influence on weather and climate dating back to the book could be used as a reference /5(4).

Many climate scientists agree that sunspots and solar wind could be playing a role in climate change, but the vast majority view it as very minimal and attribute Earth’s warming primarily to. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat has produced this book to highlight the concerns and needs of developing countries in adapting to the effects of climate change.

This book outlines the impact of climate change in four developing country regions: Africa, Asia, Latin America and small. Lockwood and Fröhlich,found "considerable evidence for solar influence on the Earth's pre-industrial climate and the Sun may well have been a factor in post-industrial climate change in the first half of the last century", but that "over the past 20 years, all the trends in the Sun that could have had an influence on the Earth's climate.

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THE ROLE OF THE SUN IN CLIMATE CHANGE by Hoyt, Douglas V.; Schatten, Kenneth H. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Sun's Influence on Climate is an excellent book."—Gerald R. North, Texas A&M University "The Sun's Influence on Climate provides a quick, nontechnical introduction to the topic.

I know of no comparable book covering our current state of knowledge about solar-climate connections."—Hauke Schmidt, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology.

There is human-induced climate change, and there are natural climate fluctuations. One important factor in the unchanging rise and fall of the Earth's temperature and its different cycles is the sun.

Role of the Sun in Climate Change: 1st (First) Edition Paperback – Ap by Kenneth H. Shatten (With) Douglas V. Hoyt, Kenneth H. Schatten (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from 5/5(1). Climate change - Climate change - Faint young Sun paradox: Astrophysical studies indicate that the luminosity of the Sun was much lower during Earth’s early history than it has been in the Phanerozoic. In fact, radiative output was low enough to suggest that all surface water on Earth should have been frozen solid during its early history, but evidence shows that it was not.

Because the use of apparent scientific expertise by those promoting climate change denial has played a vital role in the attacks on climate science (McCright & Dunlap,; Powell, ), we examined the academic credentials of the authors or editors of the denial books.

Our aim is to provide a good sense of the contribution of.Get this from a library! The role of the sun in climate change. [Douglas V Hoyt; Kenneth H Schatten] -- A review of the physics of the concept of solar forcing of climate change in manageable terms, tracing its history from the early s to a recent resurgence of interest in the idea.

Emphasis is on. If the IPCC were to report that the sun is a significant player in the current rapid global warming, that would indeed be major news, because the body of peer-reviewed scientific literature and.