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 connections.
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.
National Research Council. 2012. The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate: A Workshop Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/13519.
|2 Workshop Presentations||9-27|
|3 Panel Discussion||28-30|
|Appendix A: Statement of Task and Preliminary Workplan||33-33|
|Appendix B: Workshop Agenda and Participants||34-37|
|Appendix C: Abstracts Prepared by Workshop Speakers||38-50|
|Appendix D: Biographies of Committee Members and Staff||51-56|
|Appendix E: Acronyms and Terms||57-58|
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