On September 8-9, 2011, experts in solar physics, climate models, paleoclimatology, and atmospheric science assembled at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado for a workshop to consider the Sun's variability over time and potential Sun-climate connection.
While it does not provide findings, recommendations, or consensus on the current state of the science, The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate: A Workshop Report briefly introduces the primary topics discussed by presenters at the event. As context for these topics, the summary includes background information on the potential Sun-climate connection, the measurement record from space, and potential perturbations of climate due to long-term solar variability. This workshop report also summarizes some of the science questions explored by the participants as potential future research endeavors.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
National Academy of Sciences Report Released: The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate: A Workshop Report
This week, the National Academies Press (NAP) released a report produced by the Committee on the Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate; Space Studies Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Science; National Research Council titled, The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate: A Workshop Report (2012). The 70 page report is available free for download (with registration here). According to the description,