Background Solar Irradiance and the Climate of the Earth in the End of the 20th Century

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Abstract

The possible response of global climate to the changes of background radiation derived from satellite measurement during 1983-2001 is analyzed. Estimation is made by means of one-dimensional energy-balance climatic model. It is shown that the increase of the global surface radiation by 3 W × m–2 through 1983-2001 should result in a corresponding rise of temperature, which exceeds the actual observed values by 0.6?C - 2.0?C. Possible causes of such disagreement are discussed.

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M. Ogurtsov, M. Lindholm and R. Jalkanen, "Background Solar Irradiance and the Climate of the Earth in the End of the 20th Century," Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2012, pp. 191-195. doi: 10.4236/acs.2012.22019.

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