May 8, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Summit County Citizens Voice "Study suggests link between solar cycles and climate"

Bob Berwyn:
"— European scientists say they’ve used a detailed analysis of distinct sediment layers in a German lake to link a drop in solar activity with an increase in humidity and windiness about 2,800 years ago.

The researchers from the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ in collaboration with Swedish and Dutch colleagues, claim their study provides evidence for a direct solar-climate linkage.

Many other studies have shown that the changes in solar radiation have minimum effect on climate, but this newest research effort suggests that incoming UV radiation could have an effect on stratosphere that trickles down to tropospheric wind patterns.

The sediment samples came from the Lake Meerfelder Maar, in the Eifel region and helped determine annual variations in climate proxies and solar activity. The study was published online this week in Nature Geoscience....."  (Read more?  Click title)

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