The Sun's Influence on Climate by Joanna D. Haigh & Peter Cargill
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0691153833, 0691153841 | 216 pages | PDF | 8,3 MB
The Earths climate system depends entirely on the Sun for its energy. Solar radiation warms the atmosphere & is fundamental to atmospheric composition, while the distribution of solar heating across the planet produces global wind patterns & contributes to the formation of clouds, storms, & rainfall. The Suns Influence on Climate provides an unparalleled introduction to this vitally important relationship.
This accessible primer covers the basic properties of the Earths climate system, the structure & behavior of the Sun, & the absorption of solar radiation in the atmosphere. It explains how solar activity varies & how these variations affect the Earths environment, from long-term paleoclimate effects to century timescales in the context of human-induced climate change, & from signals of the 11-year sunspot cycle to the impacts of solar emissions on space weather in our planets upper atmosphere.
Written by two of the leading authorities on the subject, The Suns Influence on Climate is an essential primer for students & nonspecialists alike.