Authors: Maxim Ogurtsov, Risto Jalkanen, Markus Lindholm, Svetlana Veretenenko

The Sun-climate Connection Over the Last Millennium: Facts and Questions

eBook: US $89 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $163
Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $356
ISBN: 978-1-60805-981-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-980-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2015
DOI: 10.2174/97816080598051150101


The search for a cause of the global warming phenomenon on our planet has sparked some interest in the scientific community. The connection between changes occurring in the sun and global warming presents one fundamental perspective which has been investigated by a number of scientific research groups. In recent times, there have been some promising results that might help us uncover the clues about such a link.

The Sun-Climate Connection over the Last Millennium: facts and questions presents fundamental information about the solar activity, space weather, terrestrial climates and their variations over an extended period of time. The information presented is a set of analyses based on modern methods of statistical analysis of non-stationary time series, including Fourier, wavelet and singular spectral analysis while considering space weather phenomena (solar winds, solar flares, aurora borealis etc.) and other terrestrial manifestations of solar activity. The physical mechanisms potentially linking solar activity and space weather to climate are discussed based on these analyses. The eBook also provides some context of modern millennial temperature reconstructions for explaining global warming in the 20th century. Scenarios of the solar activity and climate evolution throughout the 21st century are considered on the basis of the updated data.

The eBook provides useful facts for researchers seeking information on climate and space research with respect to solar phenomena.


Maxim Ogurtsov

Risto Jalkanen

Markus Lindholm

Svetlana Veretenenko


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