New de Jager paper on Solar – Planetary influence

Posted: July 26, 2010 by Rog Tallbloke in solar system dynamics

Quantifying and specifying the solar influence on
terrestrial surface temperature
C. de Jager a, S. Duhau b, B. van Geel c

Abbreviated Abstract:

This investigation is a follow-up of a paper in which we showed that both major magnetic components
of the solar dynamo, viz. the toroidal and the poloidal ones, are correlated with average terrestrial
surface temperatures. Here, we quantify, improve and specify that result and search for their causes.

Full text available from de Jager’s personal site in accordance (I think) with Elsevier’s copyright restrictions. (eek!)

  1. Tenuc says:

    Thanks for posting the paper TB. Te conclusions make interesting reading.

    ‘…There appears to be an increasing amount of evidence for solar forcing of climate change and associated additional warming by feedback (Bond et al., 2001; Hu et al., 2003; Maasch et al., 2005; Mauquoy et al., 2002; van der Plicht et al., 2004; van Geel
    et al., 1999, 2004, Versteegh, 2005;Xiao et al., 2006).

    We emphasize that the apparently large sensitivity of the climate system to small changes in solar activity confirms the importance of amplifying feedback processes in the climate system (Boniet al., 2006; Murphy et al., 2009).

    Finally, we emphasize the importance of addressing the main open question that is left, viz. the explanation of the correlation of temperature change with that of the polar magnetic field component.’

  2. tallbloke says:

    Heh, wait until they find out what else the change in the polar fields correlate with. Vuk has been doing work on that, and it hooks back to planetary motion in the end. We have a lot of work in front of us to put it all together though.